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July 20, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Focus less on use-of-force, more on support for police

Federal monitor Merrick Bobb, Seattle’s mayor, the City Council and The Seattle Times are ignoring a basic law-enforcement issue by focusing exclusively on the Seattle Police Department’s use-of-force policies [“Federal monitor impressed by O’Toole as police chief so far,” Local News, July 16]. Procedures that keep cops safe on the street are vital, and…


Comments | More in Seattle Police Department | Topics: Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Merrick Bobb, Phillip Johnson

March 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Seattle Mayor McGinn and City Attorney Holmes debate police reform

Unification is necessary My personal experience with Seattle police has been basically positive. Nevertheless, based on the local news and the Justice Department’s findings, many of us are convinced reforms are necessary to create better and more responsible police force. So let’s get on with it. Let’s end the City Hall political infighting and the foot-dragging by…


Comments | More in Reform, Seattle, Seattle Police Department | Topics: Merrick Bobb, Miek McGinn, Peter Holmes