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February 26, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Reversals of 6 SPD misconduct findings to be re-examined

Six cases of officer misconduct reversed by interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey will be reopened to determine if all or some of them should be reinstated, the City Council was told today during a special meeting to examine Bailey’s actions. In a stunning revelation, a city official acknowledged that officials have been unable to find…

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February 25, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Special City Council meeting to focus on SPD discipline

Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey and other city officials will appear before a special meeting of a City Council committee Wednesday to answer questions about Bailey’s controversial handling of seven police disciplinary cases. The 2 p.m. meeting of the public-safety committee stems from last week’s revelation that Bailey had withdrawn a misconduct finding

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February 24, 2014 at 8:28 AM

SPD officer’s misconduct finding to be reinstated

Corrected version A Seattle police officer — whose one-day suspension for threatening to harass a journalist was lifted last week by interim Police Chief Harry Bailey — has agreed to have a misconduct finding reinstated. Bailey unleashed a torrent of questions and controversy when he reduced the suspension to a referral for additional training, which removed the…

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February 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Council head asks SPD chief to explain reversal of discipline, now at 7 officers

Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess has written a pointed email to Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey asking for an explanation of Bailey’s decision to lift a one-day suspension of an officer who threatened to harass a journalist and instead impose the lesser penalty of additional training. It was also disclosed today that Bailey…

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February 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Chief reverses discipline for SPD officer who threatened journalist

Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey has reversed the disciplinary action imposed on an officer who threatened to harass a journalist, lifting a one-day suspension and instead ordering the lesser penalty of additional training. Bailey said he concluded that rather than have the officer serve one day without pay, mandatory training provided a better opportunity to…

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February 19, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Forget Car 54: Where is SPD’s Jim Pugel?

In the 1960s, there was a police comedy on television called “Car 54, Where Are You?” These days, the pertinent question at the Seattle Police Department is, “Jim Pugel, where are you?” Until just last month, Pugel was the interim police chief mounting an effort to win the permanent job. Then new Mayor Ed Murray More

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January 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Big changes at SPD as Nick Metz restored to assistant chief

In a stunning move, Nick Metz has been returned to the rank of assistant chief, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey announced in an interview this morning. “I thought he was the best person for the job,” said Bailey, who named Metz to head the Field Support Bureau. Bailey did not elaborate on the move,…

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