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Statement From the Seattle Police Department

Last Friday, SPD participated in support of other City departments and Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board officers in civil code inspections across ten locations, two of which were well-known LGBTQ+ nightclubs. While SPD’s role in these inspections was solely for purposes of maintaining peace, we – as an organization… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in the Industrial District

Detectives are piecing together the details of an early morning collision that left a man dead Wednesday morning in the Industrial District. Shortly before 5:00 a.m., officers responded to reports of a collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Officers, along with Seattle Fire Department medics, arrived and located a… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigate After Male Injured in Belltown Shooting

Detectives are investigating after a male was shot and seriously injured Thursday morning in Belltown. Shortly before 4:00 a.m., police responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired near the intersection of 1st Avenue and Warren Place. Officers arrived and did not locate any victims. Multiple witnesses who stated they… [ Keep reading ]

Male Injured in Central District Shooting

Detectives are investigating after a male was shot in the Central District Wednesday night. Around 9:30 p.m., police responded to a reported shooting in the 1400 block of 23rd Avenue. Officers arrived and located a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound. Police provided medical aid until the Seattle Fire Department… [ Keep reading ]

Thursday – December 14, 2023

#2023-358542/East Precinct/First Watch: On 12/14/23 ART was conducting an Obstruction clean with the Seattle Parks Department at Cal Anderson Park. Officers were confronted by 11 activists who refused to leave the work zone established by the Parks Dept. Officers made the decision to affect an arrest on one of the… [ Keep reading ]

Video: Warrant Suspect Arrested for Drugs and Gun Possession After Brandishing Firearm

Police arrested a 34-year-old female for felony harassment and recovered three firearms Monday morning in the Chinatown-International District. The arrest stemmed from 911 call in late October when a security guard reported to police the female threatened to shoot him. During the investigation, officers were told the suspect entered an… [ Keep reading ]

Stabbing Suspect Arrested Downtown

Seattle Police officers arrested a 39-year-old male for a stabbing that left a victim seriously injured in Downtown Thursday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of a male stabbed in the 300 block of Alaskan Way South. When officers arrived they found a 33-year-old male victim with a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Police Department Scores Highest on Police Data Transparency

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has achieved the highest rating on the Vera Institutes Police Data Transparency Index (PDTI). Of the 96 agencies assessed, Seattle scored the most points, with 76 of the possible 100 available. Just 23 US agencies scored higher than 50. We are honored to lead the… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Office of Police Accountability Direct Processing of Public Disclosure Requests   

The Seattle Police Department and the Office of Police Accountability are pleased to confirm that, after a year of preparation, on November 1, 2023, OPA will assume from SPD direct responsibility for responding to all public disclosure requests (PDRs) and legal process (subpoena duces tecum) for OPA files, records, and… [ Keep reading ]

Saturday – September 30, 2023

#2023-283021/South Precinct/Third Watch: At 0211 hours, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 5500 block of Airport Way South. The victim told officers he was approached by the suspect who pepper sprayed him and then assaulted him. The suspect produced a firearm and pointed it at the victim. The… [ Keep reading ]