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December 4, 2014 at 5:15 PM

City attorney won’t charge Westlake Center guard in pepper-spray incident

A Westlake Center mall guard who pepper-sprayed a man in the face Aug. 9 won’t face criminal charges, the Seattle City Attorney’s office announced Thursday afternoon. The incident, captured in images that were posted online, happened outdoors during a pro-Palestinian rally, where a shirtless man was heckling and jostling demonstrators.  A passerby, Raymond Wilford, 26, of Seattle,…

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December 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

2 men, 1 cat doused with pepper spray at First Hill McDonald’s

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Firefighters were called back to the McDonald’s to treat several McDonalds employees for exposure to pepper spray. Could be residual. Joseph Malloy says he and his cat Tommy Girl were pepper-sprayed by a McDonald’s customer on First Hill. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Update at 1:09 p.m.: We’re still trying to…

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May 2, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Police chief pleased with how officers handled May Day events

  Captain Chris Fowler briefs the media this morning about how the Seattle Police Department handled May Day protests and marches. At right is interim Chief Harry Bailey.(Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) 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…

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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

In a photo released by Nike Inc., the Air Jordan XI, released in 1996, is shown. Nike released the 23rd edition, and it is expected to be just as venerated as its predecessors. (AP Photo / Nike, Inc.) Police used pepper spray to break up fights among shoe buyers who pushed and shoved outside the Westfield…

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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

Phoenix Jones, the 23-year-old self-proclaimed crime fighter, was at the King County Adult Detention, Thursday. Jones, whose real name is Benjamin Fodor, was arrested Sunday on investigation of four counts of fourth-degree assault. (Photo by Courtney Blethen Riffkin) Self-style superhero Phoenix Jones appeared in court Thursday morning to fight allegations lodged against his real identity, Benjamin…

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