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November 25, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Seattle mayor says ‘murder of Mr. Brown’ quote was a misstatement

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he didn’t mean to refer to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., as “murder.” During a news conference Monday, after the announcement that a Missouri grand jury wouldn’t bring criminal charges against the officer who shot Michael Brown in August, Murray used the…

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May 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Mayor Murray shuffles office with police-reform hires

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray filled out his administration today with two new hires — both aimed at the city’s efforts to comply with the U.S. Department of Justice settlement on police reforms. Lorena Gonzalez, an attorney with Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, was named counsel to the mayor. Gonzelez has a civil-rights background and serves on the…

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