Seattle Police report staffing and budgeting concerns
Seattle Police are facing staffing and money concerns with more than 20 vacant positions and overtime costs expected to exceed the budget.
New report shows hundreds of cases opened into Seattle police misconduct in 2022
Of the more than 450 cases opened into allegations of misconduct against the Seattle Police Department, the top complaints were over professionalism, bias-free policing and investigations and reports, according to the Seattle Office of Police Accountability's (OPA) 2022 annual report.
Panel: Seattle Police should apologize for violent protest response
The Seattle Police Department should "offer a sincere, public apology" for its violent response to people demonstrating after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, a panel of officers, citizens and accountability experts concluded in a report released Tuesday.
Seattle, feds seek to end most oversight of city's police
The U.S. Justice Department and Seattle officials asked a judge Tuesday to end most federal oversight of the city’s police department, saying its sustained, decade-long reform efforts are a model for other cities whose law enforcement agencies face federal civil rights investigations.
Detective files discrimination claim against Seattle police
A Black woman who has worked for decades as a Seattle police officer filed a $10 million claim with the city against its Police Department on Friday, alleging racial and gender discrimination.
'It's just the agony of not knowing': Mom raises awareness for son's 23 year-old cold case investigation
A mother has returned to Seattle 23 years to the day since her teenage son was savagely attacked in hopes of raising awareness of her son's cold case.
Man who stole Seattle Police rifle sentenced to prison, now facing murder charge for Renton shooting
An Everett man was sentenced to 16 months in prison for possession of a stolen firearm that was taken during downtown Seattle riots in 2020. The same man now faces a murder charge for a deadly shooting later that summer in Renton.
Seattle Police chief releases name of officer involved in deadly crash
Police have released the name of a Seattle police officer who was responding to a medical call when his patrol SUV hit and killed a 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula last week in a city crosswalk.
Dispatch call reveals more details of woman hit, killed by patrol car as SPD remains tight-lipped
FOX 13 has obtained the audio of the dispatch call leading up to the moment a Northeastern University student was hit and killed by a Seattle police patrol vehicle.
Tacoma PD launches Safe Place initiative program
Tacoma police are launching a Safe Place initiative to encourage local businesses, schools and organizations to provide a safe location for victims of crime.
Georgetown homicides: 2 men in car found fatally shot
An investigation is underway after two men were shot and killed in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood overnight.
Seattle Police Chief officially sworn in, committed to reduce violent crime and hire officers
Climbing the ranks since joining the Seattle Police Department in 1997, Adrian Diaz was sworn in as police chief on Thursday.
Public safety committee approves Diaz as Seattle Police Chief, vote now moves to City Council
Seattle’s public safety committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Adrian Diaz’s appointment as City Police Chief.
Seattle officer on leave amid probe of stalking ex-girlfriend
A Seattle police officer is under investigation for using police equipment to stalk a woman he dated, and has been placed on administrative leave, according to police.
Seattle Police Chief wants to form department liaison to support families of murder victims
Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz told The Spotlight that he is trying to create a position within the department with the goal of helping and supporting families of homicide victims.
Seattle Mayor Harrell launches sexual assault investigation panel to assist police
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell on Thursday announced the formation of an advisory panel to help manage sexual assault investigations.
Sawant says feces thrown at her home repeatedly, claims Seattle Police 'failing to investigate' threats
City Councilmember Kshama Sawant wrote a letter to officials claiming the Seattle Police Department (SPD) was “failing to investigate” several escalating threats made against her, including feces being thrown at her home repeatedly.
Seattle Police officer-in-training placed on unpaid leave for alleged cyberstalking
A Seattle Police officer-in-training was placed on unpaid leave for allegedly cyberstalking a woman for nearly a year after they went on one date in 2021.
Violent week a grim sign as targeted killings of police rise
The shooting deaths of two Connecticut officers and wounding of a third punctuated an especially violent week for police across the U.S. and fit into a grim pattern: Even as more officers left their jobs in the past two years, the number targeted and killed rose.
Review slams Seattle police response to 2020 protest zone
Poor communication, deception, bad judgment and a lack of leadership contributed to tension, violence and killings in Seattle in 2020, according to a review of the city’s response to racial injustice demonstrations that year.