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May 2, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Police chief pleased with how officers handled May Day events

Update 1:42 p.m.: Seattle police Interim Chief Harry Bailey this morning called the department’s handling of yesterday’s May Day events “a success.” Speaking to reporters during a press conference at police headquarters, Bailey said the afternoon march from the Central Area to Westlake Park, followed up with a labor and immigration rights rally, didn’t cause the…


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June 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Police use pepper spray, arrest 6 in Capitol Hill disturbance

Six people were arrested on Capitol Hill early Sunday after Seattle police say a man failed to heed a police order to clear the street, a commander told him he was under arrest, and a group nearby became unruly. Police used pepper spray during the arrests, which followed what police described as a “flash mob,” according to More

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December 23, 2011 at 5:53 AM

Fights and a crowd of 2,000 greet new Air Jordan at Southcenter mall

Police from across the Seattle area were called to Westfield Southcenter mall early this morning when a rowdy crowd of 2,000 showed up to buy the new Air Jordan XI, the newest version of the classic Nike shoe. People got so out of hand police used pepper spray in some instances in an attempt to get…


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November 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Seattle mayor "sorry" Occupy Seattle protesters were pepper-sprayed

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn apologized Wednesday to peaceful Occupy Seattle protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police officers on Tuesday. The mayor said the city will review the use of pepper spray and try “to ensure appropriate commanders are on the ground at these kinds of events.” “Last night, the police used pepper spray in two separate incidents,…


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October 13, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Phoenix Jones appears in court; vows to keep fighting crime

Self-style superhero Phoenix Jones appeared in court Thursday morning to fight allegations lodged against his real identity, Benjamin John Francis Fodor. Criminal charges have not been filed against Fodor. Prosecutors told a judge they needed more time to decide whether to file charges. The 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for investigation of assault after he…


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