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March 27, 2014 at 4:21 PM

SPD’s Jim Pugel to retire

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel has decided to retire, effective Monday, ending a 31-year career in which he served a stint as interim police chief during one of the most tumultuous times in the department’s history. Pugel’s departure comes only months after he sought to position himself for the job of permanent chief. But his chances…


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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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December 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Saturday Memo: Missing Bellevue woman … Minimum-wage measure takes hit … UW wins bowl game

Weather:  Quite nice, with highs in the 40s again. Elderly Bellevue woman missing: Police are asking for help in finding an 89-year-old woman who went missing Friday. Here’s more on her description and where she might have been Friday. Judge strikes down part of SeaTac minimum-wage measure: Less than a week before a $15 minimum wage…


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April 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Interim SPD Chief Pugel apologizes for video mocking homeless

Interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel has issued an apology for a a video he participated in 27 years ago that mocks the homeless. The 1986 video shows a group of Seattle police officers dressed as homeless people underneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct drinking, breaking into cars and being rousted by police. The video…


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April 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Pugel expects good working relationship with federal monitor

The man who will be Seattle’s interim police chief after John Diaz steps down anticipates having a good working relationship with the federal monitor who is overseeing police reforms. Jim Pugel said during an interview today that he met for two hours Tuesday with the monitor, Merrick Bobb, and members of Bobb’s team. He characterized the meeting as “very refreshing,”…


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