City Hall

Police, McGinn Propose "20/20" Plan for Police Reform

In response to a DOJ report finding Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle Police Department propose a major overhaul of

03/29/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Police Detail Investigation Which Led to Officer's Drug Arrest

Police Detail Sting Which Led to Officer's Arrest

01/05/2012 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


SPD Narcotics Detective Crashes Patrol Car, Gets Arrested For DUI

UPDATED: SPD detective arrested for DUI in Mukilteo.

10/27/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

City Hall

SPD Outlines Obstacles to Cop Cam Proposal

SPD outlines the legal and practical hurdles to putting body cameras on Seattle police officers.

09/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


"Council Candidate" Who Said He Was Robbed Not a Council Candidate

That "council candidate" who claims he was robbed at gunpoint isn't a council candidate, maybe wasn't robbed.

06/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Afternoon Jolt! The Day's Winners and Losers

Afternoon jolt: PubliCola picks today's political winner (Jay Inslee) and loser (the city of Seattle).

08/09/2010 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Council Interested in Police Body Cameras, Skeptical About Cost Savings

City Council members are intrigued by the prospect of putting cameras on police officers. But they aren't sold on claims of massive cost savings from buying the devices.

07/07/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

McGinn Claim that He's Implementing First Police Foot Patrols is Off Base

Mayor McGinn's claims, incorrectly, that under his watch the city is implementing police foot patrols for the first time.

06/28/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Diaz: The Best Choice, Under the Circumstances

John Diaz, Mayor Mike McGinn's choice for police chief, wasn't the best candidate for the job. But he was the better of the two men left standing.

06/24/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

It's Official: John Diaz is McGinn's Pick for Police Chief

Mayor Mike McGinn finally makes it official: Interim Seattle Police Chief John Diaz is his pick for permanent chief. Now the appointment moves to the city council for the confirmation process.

06/24/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

McGinn Proposes Moving Cops to Belltown

Mayor Mike McGinn proposes redeploying cops to Belltown, site of two recent high-profile shootings, but says the city can't afford any additional police officers.

06/22/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

I'm With the SPD On This One

06/17/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Sick Trike

02/02/2010 By Dan Bertolet