Police Activate Amber Alert, Locate Abducted Child

UPDATE 4/1/15 This is dash-cam video of a brief pursuit of a suspect wanted for abducting his young son yesterday. The suspect began swerving and speeding away from police, so officers ceased their pursuit in order to protect the young child in the vehicle. We issued an Amber Alert and located the child several hours later. UPDATE […]
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Armed Robber With Eclectic Tastes Arrested For Westlake Magazine Heist

Bike officers arrested a robber Wednesday in Westlake Park after he pilfered an eclectic collection of periodicals from a downtown book store. The suspect walked into the Barnes & Noble at 6th and Pine around 5 PM, picked out copies of Newsweek, Playboy and Intelligent Life—magazines devoted to currents events, lagomorphology and culture—and ran for the store’s exit. When […]
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SPD, City Officials Investigating SR99 Semi-Truck Collision, Reviewing Response

Seattle police and city officials are investigating a Tuesday evening semi-truck crash, and reviewing the response to the collision, which led to a nine-hour closure of State Route 99 and the Alaskan Way Viaduct At approximately 2:21 PM, a semi-truck and trailer was traveling south on the Alaskan Way viaduct near the Atlantic Street off-ramp.  […]
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Can You ID Suspects Caught On Video In Meadowbrook Home Invasion?

Police are still looking for two robbers who burst into a Meadowbrook home on March 12th and shot a man during a struggle. Detectives haven’t yet identified the robbers, but they’re hoping video—captured by a security camera inside the home–may lead them to the suspects. If you recognize the men in the video, please contact the SPD Robbery Unit […]
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Detectives Release Sketch of Suspect In Attempted Abduction Near UW

Police have compiled a sketch of a man who tried to abduct a woman at gunpoint near the University of Washington campus last month, and detectives are hoping someone out there recognizes him. The suspect pulled a gun on a woman around 10 pm near 15th Ave NE and NE 55th Street on February 22nd, and tried […]
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Officer Terminated for Misconduct

Yesterday I signed a termination order for an officer who initiated unprofessional and highly inappropriate communication with women he came into contact with while at work. The damage to the public trust in this department from this type of behavior cannot be overstated. The decision to end someone’s employment is not something that I take […]
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Top Amazon Exec to be SPD’s New Chief Information Officer

The Seattle Police Department has recruited a top Amazon executive to boost the department’s technological prowess and find new ways to fight crime through data analysis. Greg Russell, an Amazon vice president who oversaw the company’s corporate applications, enterprise data warehouse and IT, will start work at the police department on March 17 as its […]
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SPD Chief Operating Officer Receives Open Government Award

The Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) on Wednesday honored Seattle Police Department Chief Operating Officer Mike Wagers for his work toward improving department transparency through the adoption of new technologies. From the WCOG: SEATTLE PD CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER TO BE HONORED BY THE WASHINGTON COALITION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT FOR WORK ON BODY CAMERAS.  Seattle—-When the Seattle Police Department received an […]
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