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February 6, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Second SPD officer put on paid leave over social-media posts

For the second time in a week, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has placed an officer on paid leave in response to what she described as social-media posts that have been “called into question.” O’Toole announced her action in a department-wide email Friday night. The matter has been referred to the department’s Office of Professional Accountability, which…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: paid leave, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, social media

February 5, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Seattle cop involved in golf-club arrest put on home leave

A Seattle police officer placed on desk duty last week while she is investigated for her arrest of a 70-year-old man carrying a golf club and a racially charged post on Facebook has been put on paid home leave amid new allegations. “Given the totality of the circumstances, I thought it was best,” said Police Chief…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: golf-club arrest, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle police Officer Cynthia Whitlatch

October 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

No women among 25 best-paid Seattle city employees

There were no women last year among Seattle’s 25 best-paid city employees, and there were just two women among city employees with the 25 highest base salaries in 2013, city records show. Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco topped both lists despite having no overtime pay. His base salary for the year was $243,715.40. Mayor Ed Murray in…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: gender pay gap, Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray