Women Making History

6 Seattle Luminaries on Their First Big Wins

From judicial prowess to championship bona fides.

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams, Allecia Vermillion, and Lily Hansen

Police Accountability

DOJ Joins Seattle, Says City Is Compliant with Consent Decree

A favorable ruling from U.S. District Judge James Robart would allow the Seattle Police Department to move on to the next phase of reform.

10/13/2017 By Manola Secaira

Police Accountability

Seattle: We Are Compliant with Consent Decree

The city is asking the court to declare it fully compliant with the 2012 Department of Justice demands on police reform.

09/29/2017 By Hayat Norimine


Justice Department Says SPD Is "Broken"

Justice Department finds pattern of excessive force at SPD.

12/16/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Department of Justice Hammers SPD for Civil Rights Violations and Use of Force

Justice Department finds trend constitutional violations in Seattle Police Department.

12/15/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Department of Justice Report On SPD Coming Tomorrow

Justice Department's report on SPD coming tomorrow.

12/15/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


SPD's New Rulemaking Unit; Plus Man Attacked While Photographing Drug Dealers

SPD tells DOJ it's creating a new unit to do old work, man says he was attacked for photographing drug dealers, and teen arrested for bringing (fake) gun to school.

12/06/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee