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January 17, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Judge OKs new SPD policies for stops, searches and biased policing

A federal judge today approved new policies for Seattle police officers aimed at addressing the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s concerns over biased policing and how and when officers stop and frisk people. The policies, effective Jan. 31, represent another major step in the court-ordered reform effort, setting new standards that will be felt throughout the city. “These…

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