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Mayor Harrell’s 2023-2024 Proposed Budget Address

Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell is releasing the 2023-2024 Proposed Mid-Biennial Budget Adjustments. This budget reflects Mayor Harrell’s continued commitment to, and investment in, bold actions that address urgent needs of our communities and advance our One Seattle priorities. Mayor Harrell’s proposal continues work initiated in the 2023 Adopted Budget to… [ Keep reading ]

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Officers and Suspect Stung by Swarm of Wasps While Arresting Attempted Carjacking Suspect

On August 13, 2023, Seattle Police officers arrested a 22-year-old male suspect after he attempted to car-jack multiple vehicles in East Queen Anne. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., several 911 calls were received regarding a male suspect attempting to car-jack multiple vehicles armed with a knife. According to the victims,… [ Keep reading ]

SPD and SDOT Collaborate to Address Illegal Street Vending in the CID

The Seattle Police Department has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for a community improvement project to address illegal vending in the public right-of-way in the Chinatown- International District. Stakeholders from both organizations identified illegal vending on sidewalks as a major issue facing business owners, residents, pedestrians, and… [ Keep reading ]

Statement Regarding Hate Crime Offense in the Chinatown International District

Along with the Mayor’s Office, the Seattle Police Department condemns yesterday evening’s property damage hate crime in the Chinatown-International District. At 5:22 p.m., a 911 caller reported a man yelling racial slurs as he was smashing windows with a sledgehammer in the 700 block of South King Street. Due to… [ Keep reading ]

Body Worn Video From Officer Involved Collision January 2023

“The following video was identified in the routine course of business by a department employee, who, concerned about the nature of statements heard on that video, appropriately escalated their concerns through their chain of command to the Chief’s Office which, following a review of the video, referred the matter to… [ Keep reading ]

Community Aids Harbor Patrol in Rescuing Drowning Diver 

Just before 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, police received a call about a man drowning in South Lake Union within the 800 block of Terry Avenue North. Prior to police arrival, the man was pulled onto community members’ paddleboards while another bystander began life saving measures. Harbor Patrol arrived within minutes… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Looking for Stolen U-Haul Truck and Kia Sedan

Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a recently stolen U-Haul Truck and Kia sedan. The U-Haul and its contents were set to be moved across the country and contain the personal effects of a small business owner. The U-Haul was stolen between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning…. [ Keep reading ]

Homicide Suspect Located and Arrested  

Around 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday, officers of the Community Violence Task Force obtained information on the whereabouts of a Tukwila murder suspect. With assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), SPD’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit, and Narcotics detectives, CVTF responded to a residential location in the… [ Keep reading ]

Officer Response to Rainier Beach Shooting (Updated Video)

As part of our commitment to transparency, SPD is releasing body worn video depicting the response to the shooting in Rainier Beach on Friday night. To respect the privacy of victims and bystanders, we have redacted their images and audio.

Male Struck and Killed by Monorail After Climbing Onto Roof of Nearby Building

Update: July 31st, 2023 12:12 p.m. Detectives have confirmed the victim in this incident is a 14-year-old juvenile male. Seattle Police are investigating an incident that left a male deceased after being struck by the Seattle Center Monorail Sunday Evening. Shortly before 9:00 p.m., officers responded to reports of a person struck… [ Keep reading ]