Power Lines

The Shooting of Charleena Lyles and the Return of the Police Accountability Conversation

The death of a mother who called for help is the nucleus of a restored movement.

07/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Proposed Initiative Would Remove "De Facto Immunity" for Officers

The proposed November 2018 ballot measure would essentially allow police to be criminally prosecuted for unjustified use of deadly force.

07/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Where Police Reform Could Be Heading in Seattle

Could Seattle implement a policy to implement independent investigations?

07/03/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Women Take the Mic at the Hearing for Charleena Lyles

"Every time I mention my daughter's name, I start crying. She's never coming back."

06/28/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Family of Charleena Lyles Won't Attend Public Hearing, Spokesman Says

"We appreciate city council but question the value of this and who it is really about," Andre Taylor wrote.

06/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

5 Questions Unanswered About the Shooting of Charleena Lyles

Here's how officers are already supposed to handle mental health crises.

06/23/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

"I Don't Have a Taser," Officer Says Before Shots Killed Charleena Lyles

Seattle police on Monday evening released dash cam footage, a transcript, and previous incident report with the 30-year-old black mother who was killed by officers Sunday.

06/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Police Accountability

Black Mother Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Social justice activists around the world responded to Charleena Lyles's death.

06/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News Roundup

Week in Review: Seattle's Growth Rate, Special Sessions, and the Trump Saga

A wrap-up of this week's news in politics.

05/26/2017 By Liz Weber

City Hall

Seattle Police Discuss Uptick in Gun Violence After Alki Shooting

The briefing to council members was scheduled the morning after a 23-year-old man was fatally shot at Alki Beach.

05/25/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Attorney's Race 2017

Murray's Public Safety Advisor, Scott Lindsay, Is Running for City Attorney

Lindsay said Holmes's office got off to a good start but "flatlined and floundered" on criminal justice reform.

04/27/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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