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Suit Filed By Officers Does Not Represent the Views of the Seattle Police Department

Yesterday, a group of Seattle Police Department officers filed a lawsuit against federal and city officials in an effort to block the department’s current reform efforts.

This lawsuit, brought by 123 of the department’s 1300 sworn employees, does not represent the views of the Seattle Police Department. The department is committed to reform.

SPD will continue working with the Department of Justice, elected representatives and community members to ensure our officers have the tools, training and personnel needed to provide effective, constitutional and lawful public safety services to our city.