Police

Police Seize $80M Worth of Pot, Execute 50 Search Warrants, Several in King County

Forty-seven arrests were made in the suspected illegal marijuana grow-op run by Chinese nationals.

 

Covington Man Charged for Threatening Seattle Church

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged a 25-year-old man for emailing pastors: “Time to engage the artillery and kill you all.”

 

Seattle police car. Photo by Dmitri Fedortchenko, Flickr Creative Commons

Advocates Wonder If One Aspect of a Police Union Contract Could Erode Reforms

A tentative agreement creates an additional appeals process for disciplined police officers.

 

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As Seattle Takes Big Steps Toward Police Reform, Some Activists of Color Remain Wary

Big news on the consent-decree front. But not everyone’s celebrating.

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Burgess Seeks to Clamp Down on Police Moonlighting

The order follows revelations that the FBI is investigating SPD officers for working as private enforcers at parking lots and construction sites.

Making Sense of the Rape Allegation Against King County’s Top Cop

The sheriff says it’s bogus. His accuser says it’s been buried.

Lawyers for Father of Charleena Lyles File Wrongful Death Suit, Call Inquest a ‘Sham’

The suit is against the two SPD officers who shot her. The City of Seattle will be added later.

Tommy Le Was Shot Twice In the Back, Autopsy Shows

The family says the results show a pattern of deception around what led to Le’s death.

City Attorney Says Seattle Settled With Whitlatch So That She’d Never Police Again

The former SPD officer who was fired for racial bias received more than $100,000 from the city.

County Sheriff Identifies Detective Who Threatened Motorist at Gunpoint

Richard Rowe, 53, is a county Detective assigned to the Woodinville Police Department.

Watchdog Praises Sheriff’s Response to ‘Troubling’ Traffic Stop

A county detective is on leave after sticking a gun in a driver’s face without identifying himself.

Seattle Cops Who Shot Che Taylor Sue Kshama Sawant for Calling It ‘Murder’

Officers Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding say the fiery socialist defamed their reputations.

Family Files Claim in Charleena Lyles’ Death

The claim says police lost their “composure,” should have had a plan to deal with Lyles’ mental health.

Seattle Man Fatally Shot by Kent Police Identified

The incident marks the fourth time Kent police have killed a suspect in the last 10 months.

Kent Officers, Witnesses Describe Fatal Shooting of Joseph-McDade

As the formal investigation nears its conclusion, a more complete account of the night emerges.

Kent Police Release Statements From Officers Involved in Shooting of Joseph-McDade

The documents came in response to requests from friends and family.

Family, Community Exhort Leaders to Find Justice for Tommy Le

“There is no pain like losing a son. There is no pain like losing a piece of my heart.”

Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse

Privacy advocates say stricter rules are needed around when police can turn their camers off.

New Initiative Seeks to Tighten Laws Around Police Killings

I-940 would change the way police are trained as well as state law on the use of deadly force.