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Seattle Police Come Under Attack During Breonna Taylor Rioting

In a second night of unrest in cities across the country, protests that appeared to be mostly peaceful in daylight hours devolved into violence following the approach of night, with one officer in Seattle being attacked with a baseball bat by a rioter as other officers dodged fireworks being thrown at them by the unruly assembly.

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Seattle Officers Line Street as Chief Departs Agency

Best had served as SPD’s police chief since 2018, and has been with the department for 28 years, moving through the ranks as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and deputy chief.

Departing Seattle Chief Says Council Put Her in Position "Destined to Fail"

"Cutting a police department that already had low staffing numbers, that was already struggling to keep up with the demand," Best told NPR on Wednesday. "How are we going to provide for adequate public safety in that environment?"

Man Charged with Arson in Attack on Seattle Police Precinct

The judge declined to set bond for David-Pitts, who is scheduled to appear next in court on Sept. 1. He is the fourth person to face charges after the fire incident Monday at the police building.

Seattle Rioters Try to Trap Officers in Precinct Building and Burn It

New SPD surveillance video from the East Precinct shows rioters setting fires around the precinct, after trying to cement the door shut with quick-setting cement, while officers are inside. The officers escaped and the building did not burn.

Protest in Seattle Turns Violent as Rioter Sets Fire Outside Police Station

One person was arrested after multiple fires were set as a protest in Seattle on Monday night turned into a violent and dangerous riot.

Washington Officer Charged with Murder in Fatal 2019 OIS

King County Prosecutor Daniel Satterberg determined that the fatal shooting by Officer Jeff Nelson in 2019 was unjustified.

Seattle Officer Nearly Lost Vision to Fireworks Attack During Sunday Riot

“These aren't tiny fireworks, they're not firecrackers, they're commercial-grade mortars… they should be launched hundreds of feet in the air in a safe place to be detonated to put on a fireworks display," Officer Adam Fowler said.

Washington K-9 Killed While Tracking Homicide Suspect

K-9 Ronja, a two-year-old German shepherd, was reportedly engaging the murder suspect when he shot her.

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Union Says Seattle Officers Struggling with Morale After Chief's Resignation

“It’s going to be really difficult to even get police officers to come here in the future because public safety is at risk,” Union head Mike Solan said.