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SPD Seeks Community Feedback on Draft Use of Force, Crowd Management Policies

The Seattle Police Department is committed to on-going critical review, learning, and iterative reform of policies, procedures, and training, and is looking to engage the community in ongoing innovation and change. As part of the consent decree process, SPD is reviewing and revising its crowd management and use of force policies. These policies are… [ Keep reading ]

Police Find Dozens of Shell Casings, No Victims at Rainer Beach Library Shooting Scene

Police recovered approximately 40 shell casings but located no victims after a shooting in the Rainer Valley Thursday afternoon. Just after 3:30 p.m., 911 callers reported hearing gunfire near the 9100 block of Rainier Avenue South. Police arrived and found shell casings and bullet damage at multiple locations including a… [ Keep reading ]

East Precinct Window Broken, Two Arrested Following Thursday Protest

Officers arrested two people during a protest outside the East Precinct Thursday evening. A group of approximately 30 people gathered inside Cal Anderson Park just after 7 PM. The group spent an hour and a half in the park burning flags and drawing on the fountain with chalk. The group… [ Keep reading ]

Suspect Arrested in Seward Park Homicide

UPDATE 1/14/21 6:55p.m. Police have arrested a 23-year-old man for the murder of a woman found dead this morning at Seward Park. Officers in the East Precinct arrested the suspect this morning after contacting him for a traffic stop. The suspect was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Cigarette Burglar, Again

For the second time in a week, Seattle Police arrested a man in the East Precinct for breaking into a business to steal cigarettes. Early Wednesday morning, around 3:30 PM, police received a report of a break-in at a pharmacy in the 500 block of 15th Avenue. At the store, officers… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Suspect in Attacks on Two Women

Update 1/13/21 Officers from the West precinct arrested a 19-year-old man today in connection with the unprovoked attacks on two women. Detectives with the Homicide/Assault Unit have interviewed the man and will book him into King County Jail for investigation of assault. 1/12/21 Detectives need your help identifying a man… [ Keep reading ]

Chief Diaz’s Remarks on Investigation of Officers in DC and Year-End Crime Data

Today, Chief Diaz provided an update on the investigation announced on Friday, as well as the 2020 end-of-year crime statistics. From Chief Diaz: “As the Seattle Police Department stated on Friday, a member of SPD notified their chain of command that photos on social media showed several two SPD officers… [ Keep reading ]

COVID-19 Impacts to Seattle Police Personnel

The following information is accurate as of 1/11/2021 at 7 AM Seattle Police Department (SPD) employees in either Quarantine or Isolation: 23 SPD employees who have returned to work based on Public Health guidelines: 982 SPD employees who have tested positive for COVID-19: 46 SPD employees who have been tested… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Officers in D.C. Referred to OPA

Today the Seattle Police Department was made aware that at least two of its officers were reportedly in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The Department fully supports all lawful expressions of First Amendment freedom of speech, but the violent mob and events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol were unlawful and… [ Keep reading ]

Woman Shoots Husband After Man Pepper Sprays Couple In Their Home

SPD’s 911 Dispatch Center received a call just before 11 PM Wednesday, and while no one on the line spoke, dispatchers could hear a disturbance in the background. Dispatchers determined the call was coming from a home in the 9000 block of 3rd Avenue Southwest, and officers arrived a short… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Three Suspects, Recover Nine Stolen Cars Across City Sunday Evening

Officers arrested three suspects for possession of a stolen vehicle and found nine stolen cars in a span of seven hours Sunday night. Between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., police recovered six vehicles that had been stolen within the city limits, and three from nearby cities (Fife,… [ Keep reading ]