The family of a man left permanently injured after a King County Sheriff’s deputy shoved him into a wall says the county withheld information on use-of-force concerns about the deputy during a lawsuit.
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced the results of an investigation into the Portland police department, saying officers use excessive force against mentally ill people — violations that include frequently discharging stun guns without justification.
Police and federal agents arrested 24 people Tuesday in raids in the Seattle area and northern California to bust a ring accused of illegally distributing the painkiller oxycodone.
Seattle officials have agreed to an independent monitor and court oversight of the city’s police department as part of a deal with the Justice Department following a report that found officers routinely used excessive force.
A suspicious box prompted authorities to briefly shut down the BNSF main rail line north of Seattle’s King Street station.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
Anchorage police have released the names of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 59-year-old man who reportedly pointed an air gun designed to look like a pistol.
A state appeals court ruled Friday that the sister of cop-killer Maurice Clemmons was wrongly convicted of rendering criminal assistance, a decision that Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he’ll appeal.
Community groups want a say and more transparency in negotiations between the city of Seattle and the Justice Department over police department reforms.
The President’s visits often come with a hefty price tag for cities in both security costs and time misspent by police forces.