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Police Release Records Regarding June 24, 2016 Call for Service at Mayor Murray’s Home

UPDATE May 15, 2017

In light of the public interest surrounding a June 24, 2016 police response to Mayor Ed Murray’s home, the Seattle Police Department is releasing all related records today, including dispatch records, in-car computer records, and dashcam video.

On behalf of those who have publicly expressed concerns regarding this incident, Chief O’Toole has asked the Office of Professional Accountability to investigate the SPD response.

ORIGINAL POST April 24, 2017

This statement is being provided in response to questions from news representatives regarding a police response to Mayor Ed Murray’s home the evening of June 24, 2016.

Mayor Murray called Chief O’Toole on June 24, 2016 and explained that there was an unknown person at his front door. At around 11:23 pm, Chief O’Toole called the SPD 911 Center and requested that officers respond to investigate. East Precinct officers were dispatched around 11:24 pm.

Chief O’Toole called the 911 Center again at around 11:27 pm and indicated that Mayor Murray had informed her everything was under control, but she wanted officers to continue responding and verify this.

Officers arrived at 11:28 pm and at 11:32 pm verified everything was under control.

Details regarding this call are contained in a computer aided dispatch report which reflects that the call was cleared with a 390 Union, assist public, assistance rendered.

The Seattle Police Department is currently processing numerous requests that have been submitted under Washington’s Public Records Act, including all records pertaining to this police response. The Department remains in the process of searching for and gathering responsive records and will release all responsive records in accordance with law. A partial release of records is included as an attachment.