Posts categorized under May 20, 2015 6:00 pm - SPD Blotter

Archives for May 20, 2015 6:00 pm

Officers Use Crisis Training, Less-Lethal Tools When Teen With Knife Tries to Force Police to Shoot Him

Seattle police used crisis intervention training, negotiation tactics, and less-lethal tools to take a 17-year-old into custody Wednesday after he armed himself with a knife and confronted officers outside his family’s Greenwood home. Police received a call just before 4 PM from the teen’s family, who said the boy was distraught, possibly on narcotics,… [ Keep reading ]

Teen Arrested for Firing Gun, Pistol-Whipping Woman in Columbia City Fight

Officers arrested a teenager Tuesday night after he pistol-whipped a woman and fired a shot at a another teen during a fight in a Columbia City park. Witnesses began calling 911 at 8 PM when they saw two teenaged boys fighting at the Rainier Playfield basketball courts. When the teens briefly separated, one boy pulled… [ Keep reading ]

Chief O’Toole: SPD Continuing Assessment and Improvement of Demonstration Management Practices

Today, I provided this letter to our partners at the Community Police Commission, after receiving their feedback (PDF) on SPD’s demonstration management practices: Thank you for continuing your work to gather and provide feedback from our community. Enhancing community trust is of paramount importance to the Seattle Police Department, and I genuinely value… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Five Teens in Capitol Hill Armed Robbery

Officers seized a pistol and arrested five young teens after they robbed a man and a woman at gunpoint early Wednesday in a Capitol Hill park. Several witnesses called 911 around 12:30 AM when they saw a group of teens assaulting a man and woman in Cal Anderson Park. One witness told police… [ Keep reading ]