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January 26, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Seattle city leaders urge state legislators to abolish death penalty

Calling capital punishment costly and ineffective,  Mayor Ed Murray, all nine Seattle City Council members and City Attorney Pete Holmes have signed a letter urging the Seattle delegation to the state Legislature to pursue “safe and just alternatives” to the death penalty. “There is no credible evidence showing that the death penalty deters homicide or makes…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: capital punishment, Mayor Ed Murray, Seattle City Council

January 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

Public’s help sought in Belltown shooting

Seattle police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who shot a 21-year-old man in Belltown early Monday. Witnesses told officers they saw three people arguing shortly before 2 a.m. and heard a couple of gunshots. The man who was shot flagged a cab and fled the area. Officers who responded to the area found…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Belltown, Seattle Police Department, shooting

January 12, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Anti-police brutality protesters disrupt Seattle City Council meeting

The Seattle City Council temporarily suspended its weekly briefing Monday morning after people upset with the Seattle Police Department’s handling of recent anti-police brutality demonstrations began shouting and singing. Several council members left the council chambers after audience members broke up a presentation by representatives from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. Many people who had shared concerns…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Ferguson, protesters, Seattle City Council

January 7, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Former U.S. attorney Jenny Durkan joining global law firm

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is joining a global law firm that is opening a Seattle office, where she will specialize in Internet and online-security issues. Durkan, who served as chief federal prosecutor in Western Washington from 2009 until September of last year, will serve as global chair of the cyber law and privacy group…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: cyber law, Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney

December 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Ex-UW student convicted of cyberstalking deported to India

A former University of Washington student from India has been deported after he was convicted of cyberstalking for making threats on social media to carry out a campus shooting, federal authorities announced Friday. Keshav Mukund Bhide, 24, departed on an international flight Wednesday afternoon from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport under the watch of special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: cyberstalking, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, University of Washington

December 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Justices undo sentences in Lakewood cop killings

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court has reversed the gun convictions and the exceptional sentences issued to two people who helped Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four police officers in a Lakewood coffee shop in 2009. Clemmons’ aunt, Letrecia Nelson, and friend Eddie Lee Davis were convicted of rendering criminal assistance…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Lakewood police killings, Maurice Clemmons, Washington State Supreme Court

December 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Sue Rahr named to Obama task force on policing

Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal  Justice Training Commission, was named Thursday to President Obama’s task force on building trust between police and communities throughout the country. Rahr, the former King County sheriff who in 2012  took over the commission and its training academy for police agencies throughout the state,…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: President Obama, Sue Rahr, task force

December 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

SPD assistant chief Nick Metz finalist for chief in Aurora, Colo.

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz is one of four finalists to become the next police chief in Aurora, Colo., according to a news release issued by the large Denver suburb. Metz, 52, also was a recent candidate for the job of Bellevue police chief, but the city scrapped the search and decided to start over…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Assistant Seattle police chief Nick Metz, aurora, police department

December 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

O’Toole opens all 5 assistant chief jobs to competition

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Monday she will open the department’s five assistant chief positions to competition beginning in January, a move that could lead to a significant realignment in the top ranks. Applications will be open to anyone in the department who holds the rank of lieutenant or above, including the current assistant…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: assistant chiefs, Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Police Department

December 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Kayaker dies near Bainbridge Island

UPDATE,  5:50 a.m. | An overdue kayaker found unresponsive by the Coast Guard off Bainbridge Island has been declared dead at a Seattle hospital. A Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer, says a helicopter found the 52-year-old Kitsap County man in the water about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. His kayak was nearby. She says Mark…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bainbridge Island, Coast Guard, kayaker

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