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Letter From Chief Diaz Regarding Discipline

UPDATE 5/13/21: Chief’s Response to Community Concerns The Seattle Police Department received many questions today about the next steps in accountability for the events of last summer. Chief Diaz issued the following statement: “The closing of the OPA case in question was not the end of the Department’s response to… [ Keep reading ]

Police Recover Two Handguns From Man Selling Narcotics in Chinatown-International District

Officers working a narcotics operation in the Chinatown-International District arrested a 47-year-old man Monday evening and recovered two firearms and narcotics, including fentanyl. Around 6 pm, police spotted a man who they believed was selling narcotics in the 800 block of South King Street. Officers stopped him and found he… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Seize Guns, Body Armor and Fake Explosive

Officers arrested three men and recovered multiple firearms, body armor, and even a fake explosive device in three separate cases last week. Last Thursday, Robbery Unit Detectives were preparing to serve a warrant at the Des Moines home of a 40-year-old man they believed had fired a gun during a… [ Keep reading ]

Police Arrest Man for Monday Afternoon Downtown Shooting

Police arrested a suspected gunman Monday afternoon after he shot another man near Freeway Park. Shortly before 2 PM witnesses began calling 911 to report a man shooting at someone in the 600 block of Seneca Street. Officers arrived within 3 minutes and were able to take the suspect into… [ Keep reading ]

Fourteen Arrested During Saturday Marches

Police arrested fourteen people for crimes ranging from property destruction to assault and reckless driving on Saturday during a series of unpermitted marches in Seattle. Several marches from Occidental Park and Broadway and Pine wound through downtown during the afternoon, eventually converging and returning to Capitol Hill. During the marches,… [ Keep reading ]

SPD Statement on Verdict in Chauvin Trial

The members of the jury in Minnesota have found Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer, guilty of all three counts in the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The Seattle Police Department knows that Mr. Floyd’s murder was a watershed moment for this country. The eyes of the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle University Releases 2020 Public Safety Survey

From Seattle University: The Seattle University Crime & Justice Research Center is pleased to release the results of the 2020 Seattle Public Safety Survey. Now in its sixth year, the Seattle Public Safety Survey collects data that captures concerns among those who live and/or work in Seattle about public safety, police, and quality… [ Keep reading ]

Officers Arrest Woman for Georgetown Fires

Seattle police arrested a 34-year-old woman after she set a series of fires in Georgetown early Monday. Around 4:30 AM, police received a report that someone had set fire to 10 garbage and recycling containers outside an apartment building near 4th Avenue South and South Michigan Street. Surveillance video from… [ Keep reading ]

Detectives Investigating Saturday Night Shooting

Detectives are investigating after an 18-year-old was injured in a drive by shooting Saturday night. Witnesses called 911 at 9:10pm to report one of the people riding in their car in the 2000 block of SW Charleston St. had just been shot. Officers found the 18-year-old man with a non… [ Keep reading ]

Police Catch Motorcycle Thief After Hit and Run Outside West Precinct

Police quickly caught and arrested a Capitol Hill motorcycle thief Friday evening, after he rode past the West Precinct and collided with an SPD employee’s car. At 6:40 p.m., a man called 911 to report his motorcycle had just been stolen from the 1700 block of Summit Avenue. The victim… [ Keep reading ]