SPD Finds New Homes for Dorm Room Furniture, Benefitting Local Charities

When Seattle Police Detective John Lewitt learned University of Washington’s McCarty Hall was being demolished, he wasn’t going to let the furniture go down with it. With his help, the University of Washington will be doing a no cost transfer of more than 200 bunk beds and 300 wardrobe closets from the dorm to benefit […]
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Seahawks Hat Clad Bandit Sought for Magnolia Bank Robbery

Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a Magnolia bank dressed head to toe in Seahawks gear Thursday. Officers swarmed the 3200 block of W. McGraw St at 11:15 this morning after a bank employee alerted police of a robbery.  The employee said the suspect, a black male in his early 30’s walked in and […]
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Mary Perry Joins Seattle Police Department as Director of Transparency and Privacy

The Seattle Police Department welcomes Mary Perry as Director of Transparency and Privacy. This is a new position with SPD as part of its re-organization of public disclosure response and enhanced compliance processes. In this role, Perry will oversee public disclosure and direct the department’s efforts to proactively provide data and information to the public. Perry […]
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Self-Proclaimed “Young Codeine King” Arrested After Pharmacy Robbery

The Seattle Police SWAT team served a search warrant this morning and arrested a 15-year-old suspected in a Seattle pharmacy robbery and may be linked to others in the area. A pharmacist was working behind the counter of a drug store in the 5400 block of 15 Ave NW on November 27 when two people […]
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Chief O’Toole Meets with President Barack Obama

During her trip to Washington D.C. to attend the State of the Union, Chief Kathleen O’Toole met personally with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss police reform in Seattle. The acknowledgment by the President and recognition today by the Department of Justice is a testament to the hard work […]
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UPDATED: Detectives Investigating International District Homicide

UPDATE: Homicide detectives have recovered surveillance video from inside the market where a man was stabbed yesterday.  In one portion of the video, the suspect briefly walks into and out of frame just moments after the attack. Detectives are now asking anyone with information in this case to please call 206-233-5000.         […]
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First Lady Michelle Obama Invites Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole to President Barack Obama’s Final State of the Union Address

The White House today announced that Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole will be in attendance for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama. Chief O’Toole will be seated in the First Lady’s Box. Since being selected by Mayor Murray to lead the Seattle Police Department in […]
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Police Wound Knife Wielding Suspect During Confrontation Near Kerry Park

Original Post: Seattle Police Force Investigation detectives are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred near Queen Anne’s Kerry Park earlier this afternoon. West Precinct patrol officers were dispatched to a report of an attempted car theft in the 1500 block of Queen Anne Avenue N around 1:45 p.m. Officers arrived just minutes later and […]
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Bike Cops Use BikeIndex.Org to Recover Stolen High-End Cycle

Two SPD bike officers put the brakes on a suspected bicycle thief Saturday after they spotted him walking a high-end Cannondale through Cal Anderson Park and pedaled over to chat him up about his bike. Officer Drew Fowler, a long-time cycling enthusiast, asked the man about his pricey silver Cannondale, and became suspicious when the man said […]
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Chief O’Toole on Latest Federal Monitor Report

The Seattle Police Department is encouraged by the Federal Monitor’s most recent report. The Monitoring Team noted progress SPD has made in improving relations with certain populations across Seattle, and in documenting, investigating and analyzing use of force. SPD officers continue to respond well to the “clear rules of the road” surrounding force. The Monitor highlighted […]
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