Police

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.

03/28/2016 By Matthew Halverson

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.

03/04/2016 By James Ross Gardner

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.

01/28/2016 By Josh Feit

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.

12/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Questions Answered

A New Kind of Recovering Addict

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

06/10/2015 By Allison Williams

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?

03/02/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

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.

02/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Feature

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

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

10/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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.

05/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

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?

10/28/2013 By Josh Feit

Tactical Maneuvers

Hempfest Doritos: They're All Nacho Cheese Flavor

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

08/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

SPD Takes Steps to Diversify

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

07/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Homecoming

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

05/28/2013 By Morning Fizz

Article

Should Seattle Police’s John Diaz Stay or Go?

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

03/20/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

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."

02/11/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Drones, Tolls, and Taxes

Our daily roundup.

01/24/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

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.

12/19/2012 By Karen Taylor Quinn

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.

11/27/2012 By Erica C. Barnett