Tents removed from Westlake Park

On October 5th Seattle Police encouraged demonstrators to remove tents from city property (Westlake Park).  After numerous refusals to comply, officers arrested 25 demonstrators. 

Of the 25 arrests, there were 21 adult males, two adult females, and two juvenile females. 

Sixteen demonstrators were interviewed and released from the West Precinct.  Those 16 cases will be forwarded to the City Attorney’s Office with a request for charges of Obstructing a Public Officer.

Nine demonstrators were booked into the King County Jail for Obstructing a Public Officer. 

Officers from various Seattle Police units were utilized for this event: uniformed patrol, mounted patrol, foot beat, bicycle and traffic officers.  

The deployment of horses (the Mounted Patrol) allowed officers to move and move through the demonstrators in a peaceful manner.