The City Council on Monday approved hiring Kathleen O’Toole as Seattle’s new police chief. The one-time Boston police commissioner and former inspector general for Ireland’s national police force will be Seattle’s first female chief.
The Seattle City Council is expected to give final approval Monday to hiring Kathleen O’Toole as police chief.
The King County sheriff’s office says a deputy has been arrested and booked into the King County Jail
Seattle police are suing the city and U.S. Justice Department to challenge new “use of force” restrictions that they say are “unconstitutional” and endanger their lives.
Mayor Ed Murray will make the announcement during a Monday press conference
Mayor Ed Murray now says he was wrong to support a decision by Seattle’s police chief to erase a misconduct finding against an officer who threatened a journalist.
Seattle police who were caught off-guard last year by May Day violence say they’re prepared to handle Wednesday’s marches and rallies in the city.
The Seattle police department says it is loosening rules on past marijuana use by applicants. Police officials say the change in policy comes because voters legalized the recreational use of pot by approving Initiative 502.
The Seattle police department says two of its officers have been arrested for suspicion of a hit-and-run and driving under the influence.
A federal judge has named a prominent Los Angeles police reformer to oversee changes at the Seattle Police Department.