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Category: Seattle Police Department
September 15, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Seattle mayor proposes new city office to oversee labor laws

Now that Seattle has “captured the nation’s attention” by passing a series of high-profile laws to protect workers and increase their pay, it must make sure that businesses understand and follow the new rules, Mayor Ed Murray said Monday as he proposed creating an Office of Labor Standards. The office would carry out education and enforcement duties related…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news, Government, Politics, Seattle Police Department | Topics: $15 minimum wage, 2015 Seattle city budget, Mayor Ed Murray

September 9, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Knife-wielding man who confronted police in U District charged

A 23-year-old man who led police on a “slow speed” pursuit through the University District while armed with two knives last week was charged Tuesday with assault on a police officer, according to King County prosecutors. Prosecutors say the man, Joshua Ryan Cannon, was armed with two butcher knives and was “acting aggressively” when officers arrived in the 5800…

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Comments | More in Seattle Police Department, The Blotter | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Seattle Police Department, University District

September 7, 2014 at 4:27 PM

SPD says stepped-up Capitol Hill patrols are working

Stepped-up patrols on Capitol Hill that were ordered to address a recent spike in crime are already yielding dividends, the Seattle Police Department says. On Saturday night, cops arrested a juvenile for reportedly threatening to kill a security guard and, in a separate incident, nabbed a man for indecent liberties after seeing him grab a woman…

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Comments | More in General news, Seattle Police Department, The Blotter | Topics: arrests, Capitol Hill, crime

September 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Police: Queen Anne shooter had reportedly threatened his family

The day before police shot and killed a Queen Anne resident who opened fire on them, officers had been investigating the man for sending threatening texts to members of his family, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers shot the man Saturday night, who was in a home In the 300 block of West Prospect Street, and later used a robot…

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