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Update on Afternoon Demonstration at Westlake Park

This morning, the Seattle Police Department responded to Westlake Park to assist in facilitating a peaceful demonstration today following the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.  Alongside Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle PD has been monitoring the demonstrations to provide assistance, manage traffic impacts, and preserve… [ Keep reading ]

Official Statement on Use of Force During Friday Night Protests

Every year, the Seattle Police Department facilitates over 300 free speech events, the vast majority without incident or arrest.  Our policies and training are built around maximizing the exercise of free speech without officer intervention.  The Seattle Police Department will continue to support the peaceful exercise of First Amendment rights…. [ Keep reading ]

Police Respond to Protests, Property Damage, Arrest Seven

Three women and two men were arrested Friday night for an assault on an officer, failure to disperse, obstructing and resisting arrest following a protests through multiple neighborhoods. Seattle Police bicycle officers responded to a demonstration Friday at Hing Hay Park in the International District.  As officers were monitoring the protest some… [ Keep reading ]