Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila was briefly locked down after an officer shot a suspect during a police chase in the mall parking lot Wednesday afternoon.
Tukwila police said the incident started just after noon. Police were conducting a random search in Southcenter’s Olympic parking garage when they came upon a vehicle that had been reported stolen. One passenger appeared to be inside.
When the driver showed up and spotted the officers, he jumped into another vehicle with another man and they took off. A police chase followed.
SEATTLE -- The court-appointed monitor in charge of overseeing reform in the Seattle Police Department said it's "troubling" that somehow no police cameras were rolling during a fatal officer-involved shooting.
In late February, two men separately called police to say their brother was holding their father hostage at knife point in their North Seattle home.
Police say 21-year-old Jack Keewatinawin later grabbed a piece of rebar and made a move toward an officer. Police opened fire and killed the man.
This just in from the office of city attorney Pete Holmes:
The City Attorney’s Office on Thursday charged six individuals who were arrested in downtown Seattle and held overnight in the King County Jail. Three others who were arrested posted bail overnight and will be considered for charges at a later time.
1) SH, 5/22/91, obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest, at 8th and Howell
2) GH, 4/17/91, obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest, at 400 block of Olive
3) BS, 6/3/85, obstruction of an officer, at 6th and Olive
At 3:30 p.m. today, Seattle Police held a press conference on yesterday's May Day riots. Two officers—Assistant Chief of the Special Operations Bureau Paul McDonagh and Captain Chris Fowler—headed the discussion, which provided little more than a defense of their force, a firmly held belief that the police did everything right, and multiple promises that the police department is all about the first amendment rights of the citizens it serves.
In the wake of a May Day melee that ended with 17 people arrested and eight police officers injured downtown, Seattle police say they’re reviewing video, photographs and other evidence to investigate “all criminal activity” that occurred during the event.
Police said they also will review the use of force by police, which police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said is “per department policy.”
The damage and arrests came at the end of a day of largely peaceful demonstrations promoting worker rights and pushing for changes in federal immigration laws.
Despite Marijuana being legalized in Washington ‘the man’ will still be on you for smoking in public as two downtown smokers learned Tuesday, April 22. What makes this particular incident stick out is not the stoners themselves, but the dancing man emerging from the bushes after throwing a pipe at police.
Officer Leavitt went to check on some lunchtime stoners at a 7th and Pike courtyard after a citizen approached him complaining of the incident. He contacted the male and female smokers, and began identifying them when an object sailed over Officer Leavitt’s head.
At a standing-room-only community meeting in Columbia City Church of Hope last night, neighbors who were traumatized by the police shooting on their street a month ago, and the ensuing lockdown, shared their stories. They talked of huddling in their homes, wondering if they were safe, trying to reassure their children—but getting little or no response from police or 911 as to what was going on around them.
May Day anarchists took over downtown Seattle in May 2012, and Seattle Police Department’s new top cop promises there will not be mayhem this year.
On Monday, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz announced his retirement, and Mayor Mike McGinn said Assistant Chief Jim Pugel will be the interim chief.
Even though Diaz will still be chief on May 1, Pugel is getting ready to take over the helm of the Seattle Police Department.
Pugel told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Amy Clancy that this year will be different.
This is the text for a poster to be printed in 11x17 format and wheatpasted everywhere. It is written in response to the murder of the man by Bellevue SWAT team in Columbia City as of a couple weeks ago.
The police have killed again...and can anyone honestly say that they’re surprised? Granted, it’s hard to argue that waking up at 5AM to gunshots, concussion grenades and the presence of a SWAT team outside your door is not indeed shocking. However, “excessive force” is hardly a term that goes unused when describing the Seattle area’s police tactics.