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Chief O’Toole Shocked and Disappointed By Councilmember Harrell’s Statements, All Force Remains Under Review

I was shocked and disappointed to hear Councilmember Harrell’s comments today related to the SPD’s performance during the May Day demonstration on Friday evening.  His statements directly contradict the overwhelming, positive feedback the SPD has received from the community in recent days.

The Seattle Police Department has worked hard with the US Department of Justice and our Monitor to develop the most comprehensive use of force policies and accountability systems of any police department in the United States. We must all respect the review process and allow it to run its course.