Seattle Police Department

Demilitarizing The Cops: States Retool Police TrainingA campaign is underway in Seattle and elsewhere around the U.S. to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as guardians of their communities, not members of an occupying force.
Seattle, US Labor Department Partnering To Fight Wage TheftAs Seattle's new minimum wage law takes effect this month, the city's police department and the U.S. Department of Labor are announcing that they've teamed up to fight wage theft.
Justice Department's Ferguson Report Resonates Across The USFerguson has become an emblem of the tensions between minorities and police departments nationwide since Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, last summer.
Michael Bennett's Bike Sells For $10K At Charity AuctionBennett borrowed the bike from a Seattle police officer for an impromptu ride around CenturyLink Field
SPD Officer Removed From Public Patrol Duties After Facebook Rant, Suspicious ArrestThe Seattle Police Department is apologizing for a questionable arrest one of its officers made last summer.
One Arrest In Latest Seattle Ferguson ProtestSeattle police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says police made one arrest Monday night as demonstrators again targeted the city's downtown Westlake Center mall area in protest of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer who fatally shot a black teenager. The protest was peaceful.
SPD Sergeant Files Suit Claiming RetaliationA Seattle police sergeant is suing the city on a claim that she was treated poorly after reporting that several officers were being favored to receive extra overtime pay.
Washington Attorney General Opines On Cop CamsWashington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says he'll issue an opinion Monday on police body cameras.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Seattle Police OfficersA federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by more than 100 Seattle police officers who said new guidelines on using force jeopardized their safety.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes To Dismiss Seattle Marijuana Tickets Seattle's elected prosecutor says he's dropping all tickets issued for the public use of marijuana through the first seven months of this year, because most of them were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law
Police: Suspect Who Collected Child Rape Photos Claims He's 'Too Pretty For Prison'A child pornography suspect claims he’s “too pretty for prison.”
Former Seattle Police Official Named To County Job Jim Pugel, the former interim chief of the Seattle Police Department, has been named the second-in-command at the King County Sheriff's Office.