SPD Investigating Bias Incident at SODO Store

On May 12th, the Seattle Police Department received information via social media about a bias incident after an Asian-American man was reportedly the target of racial slurs at a SODO business. The social media post described the incident and expressed concern about an SPD officer’s response. 

The Seattle Police Department regards reports of bias incidents and crimes with the utmost seriousness. The bias incident in question was documented in a General Offense report and forwarded to the Bias Crimes Coordinator for further investigation. 

In light of community concerns regarding the police response at the scene, SPD has forwarded the case to the Office of Police Accountability for further review. 

The Seattle Police Department remains committed to documenting and investigating all incidents involving bias. Anyone who feels they have been victimized should call 911.