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A pro Initiative 940 commercial featuring Jim Pugel and Charleena Lyles’ sister has been running on TV for weeks, angering some current and retired officers.
A federal judge wants more information about the Seattle Police Department’s finding that the fatal shooting of a woman in June was reasonable before he decides whether the city is complying with court-ordered mandates to address a history of excessive force and biased policing.
A 20-year-old Pasco man is facing a charge of reckless endangerment for crashing his drone on the roof of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve.
A newly released autopsy report shows Charleena Lyles was shot seven times by Seattle police and was 14 to 15 weeks’ pregnant when she died.
Seattle Police Officer Jason Anderson told investigators that Charleena Lyles suddenly pulled a knife out of her pocket and was “coming right at my stomach” during a burglary call last Sunday that led to the fatal shooting of the woman in her apartment, according to statements from the officers involved.
The fatal shooting of a pregnant woman in the vicinity of her children by Seattle police on Sunday, along with last week’s acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black man, has reignited nationwide criticism of police violence. Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl said he didn’t want to comment or speculate on shootings by officers in other cities, especially while the investigation in Seattle is ongoing.
A Seattle police officer has been charged with helping smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore.
The U.S. attorney’s office says a Seattle police officer was among four people arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
Federally mandated changes in the Seattle Police Department led to a stunning drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries, according to a review released Thursday.
Police and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in the shooting of a Sikh man in suburban Seattle who says a man shot him in the arm and told him to go back to his country.
Police have identified a suspect in a shooting outside a downtown Seattle convenience store that wounded five people.
A Seattle police officer shot and critically wounded a man involved in a knife fight Tuesday as officials were working to clean out a homeless encampment known as the Jungle, authorities said.
A Seattle police officer has been charged with groping three co-workers.
A longtime Seattle police officer has been suspended without pay for 10 days for a 2010 incident in which he punched a restrained man in the face 14 times in less than a minute.
The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild board of directors has voted to remove outgoing president Ron Smith before his resignation takes effect at the end of the month. Smith announced his departure Tuesday amid backlash from a Facebook post, saying the resignation is effective July 31.
The president of the Seattle police officers’ union is stepping down, days after posting a controversial Facebook message following the Dallas police shootings.
SEATTLE – Seattle Police say officers reported being struck by sticks and batons by some anti-capitalist demonstrators at a May Day protest Sunday in Seattle. Dozens of black-clad people gathered at Westlake Park in downtown following a peaceful, permitted march earlier in the day by advocates for workers and immigrants.
Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all.
Killings by police in the line of duty have surged in Washington over the past decade, according to a Seattle Times analysis. During that period, only one police officer has been criminally charged in state courts with the illegal use of deadly force on the job.
OLYMPIA – In an effort to fight rapidly growing cases of child pornography in Washington, legislators are considering raising the fines when offenders are found with those images. Washington has nearly 17,000 cases of child pornography possession each year, with more than half directly linked to rape and abuse, law enforcement officials said. A pair of bills would charge offenders $1,000 for each image found in their possession.