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August 19, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Seattle police officer who wrote 80% of pot tickets is back on regular duties

The Seattle police officer who wrote 80 percent of the department’s pot tickets during the first half of this year has returned to his regular duties, Seattle police said Monday.

Officer Randy Jokela used the citations to comment on Initiative 502, the law that legalized marijuana.  On several citations, Jokela referred to Seattle’s pot-supporting City Attorney Pete Holmes as “Petey Holmes,” according to a press release from new Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. In one citation he called changes to pot laws “silly.” On another Jokela wrote that he used a coin flip to decide who would get the ticket.

Criminal justice reporters Jennifer Sullivan and Mike Carter have the story.

Fines for pot consumption are $27. Not sure where you can partake in legal pot? Here’s our guide.

 

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