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Who’s Watching Seattle's Watchmen?

Homeowners are increasingly hiring Seattle Police officers to beef up security on their streets. But that protection comes at a price.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 03/28/2016

10 Years That Changed A City

2012: The DOJ Steps in to Right Seattle Police Wrongs

Plus: legal recreational marijuana, gay marriage, and a Great Wheel on the waterfront.

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 03/04/2016

Morning Fizz

Seattle Police Acknowledge "Concerning" and "Consistent" Slower Response to Domestic Violence Calls

Response times to 911 calls, rent control, and Clinton versus Sanders.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 01/28/2016

Morning Fizz

City Locks in Corporate Tax Exemption, Daugaard Protests, and Blethen Tweets

City to leave a couple million dollars on table in tax revenue.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 12/02/2015

Questions Answered

A New Kind of Recovering Addict

One Seattle drug recovery program is changing the way we help drug users.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/10/2015

Snap Judgment

Critiquing SPD’s New Uniforms

Seattle Police Department rolled out a new uniform this winter, so naturally we had to ask local designers: fine or a fineable offense?

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 03/02/2015

Power Lines

Bruce Harrell's Fight For Body Cams

For council member Bruce Harrell, the fight for police body cameras was personal. But now the real debate begins.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 02/02/2015


Meet Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle's New Crime Fighter

Can the new chief save the Seattle Police Department from itself?

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 10/01/2014


PubliCalendar: Learn About the Tunnel, Help the Hungry, and Weigh in on the Police Department

Today's picks for civic nerds.

  • By Ezra Parter
  • Published 07/21/2014

City Hall

SPD Patrol Officers File Civil Rights Suit Against DOJ-Imposed Use of Force Policies

126 SPD officers have filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Department of Justice, charging that federally-mandated use of force policies violate their rights and endanger officers and civilians.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 05/28/2014

Morning Fizz

The DOJ vs. the Mayor

Caffeinated News & Gossip: Did the mayor have to fight for the Community Police Commission? And if so, what'd he get?

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 10/28/2013

Tactical Maneuvers

Hempfest Doritos: They're All Nacho Cheese Flavor

Apparently Seattle police have something against the obviously superior cool Ranch.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/17/2013


SPD Takes Steps to Diversify

But the need for change to the department’s culture will start beneath the skin.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 07/01/2013

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Homecoming

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring flaws, settlements, and invitations.

  • By Morning Fizz
  • Published 05/28/2013


Should Seattle Police’s John Diaz Stay or Go?

Mayoral candidates are split on what to do with the embattled chief.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 03/20/2013

City Hall

McGinn: Council Members "Play Politics with Public Safety"

Mayor Mike McGinn, defending his initial opposition to police monitor, accuses council members of "playing politics with public safety."

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/11/2013

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Troubled History, Misdemeanors, and First Right of Refusal

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/25/2013

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Drones, Tolls, and Taxes

Our daily roundup.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/24/2013


Inside Seattle Police’s Drone Program

The unmanned aerial vehicles have yet to take off, but here’s what you need to know when they do.

  • By Karen Taylor Quinn
  • Published 12/19/2012

City Hall

SPD Releases Controversial Punching Video

In response to a lawsuit, the Seattle Police Department has released a video in which an officer punches an uncooperative hit-and-run suspect.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 11/27/2012
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