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November 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Charging decision near for SPD cop who punched handcuffed woman

Miyekko Durden-Bosley After more than five weeks of review, the King County Prosecutor’s Office says it is nearing a decision whether to file a felony assault charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman and fractured her face during a domestic-violence call. As part of the review, prosecutors recently provided the case file…


Comments | Topics: City Attorney's Office, King County Prosecutor's Office, police brutality

June 26, 2014 at 5:56 PM

SPD officer under criminal investigation after force used on handcuffed woman

A Seattle police officer has been relieved of duty after a use-of-force incident involving a handcuffed woman, the department announced tonight. The officer, who works in the South Precinct, is the subject of a criminal investigation, police said. His gun and badge were taken away, a source familiar with the matter said. A police statement did not…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Force Investigation Team, Office of Professional Accountability, police brutality

October 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Protesters burn flag, march on Seattle’s Capitol Hill to protest police brutality

Protesters hold signs and shout as they stand near Seattle Police’s East Precinct during an anti-police brutality march which began at Seattle Central Community College and weaved through the streets of Capitol Hill on Tuesday night. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times) Protesters burned an American flag and sprayed stink spray on a television crew…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: anarchy, Capitol Hill, communism

October 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Tuesday march against police brutality could clog Seattle streets

A march during Tuesday’s National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality is expected to clog some Seattle streets. More than 100 participants are expected for for an hour-long rally that begins 5:30 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College. At 6:30 p.m., the protesters will march from the college and head south on Broadway to East Pike Street. The march will then…


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May 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Spokane to pay $1.67M in death of mentally ill man killed by police

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The city of Spokane will pay $1.67 million to the family of Otto Zehm, who was beaten to death at the hands of police in 2006. An out-of-court settlement reached today also called for the city to formally apologize for the death of Zehm, and to implement better training for police officers. The…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Otto Zehm, police brutality, Spokane