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December 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Seattle police hit the streets with body cameras

A handful of Seattle police officers hit the streets Friday with new body cameras. The officers are assigned to the department’s East Precinct, which covers Capitol Hill and nearby neighborhoods. The officers have completed training and will now use the cameras as part of a pilot project to test two different brands of cameras over a six-month…

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December 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

SPD investigating stabbing at strip club

Seattle police say two people were slashed Thursday night at Dream Girls, a strip club in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. “Two employees were cut and it looks like the suspect is outstanding,” Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said Friday morning. Michaud said police were called to the club, located at 1530 First Ave. S., at 10:15 p.m. Michaud…

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December 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police arrest 2 armed-robbery suspects after standoff near Bitter Lake

UPDATE: Friday, 6:40 a.m. | Two felony suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested after a seven-hour standoff in the Broadview neighborhood on Thursday night, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives saw the 29-year-old female and 32-year-old male, wanted in connection with auto thefts and a recent violent robbery, enter an abandoned home near North 132nd Street…

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December 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Extreme makeover: Seattle police edition

Seattle police are ditching their two-tone blue uniforms and replacing them with solid navy blue slacks and shirts. The monochromatic move, long discussed by the rank-and-file, has been pushed by Chief Kathleen O’Toole, said Seattle Police Officers’ Guild President Ron Smith. “They’ll be LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) blue with a new shoulder patch,” said Smith, describing…

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December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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December 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Woman charged with spitting on Seattle cop during protest

A 24-year-old South Seattle woman was charged last week with third-degree assault for allegedly spitting in the face of a Seattle police officer during a downtown protest against police brutality and racial inequality. Just before 4 p.m. on Dec. 6, the 30-year-old bicycle officer was part of a “mobile fence line,” using her bike to shield…

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December 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM

SPD assistant chief Nick Metz finalist for chief in Aurora, Colo.

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz is one of four finalists to become the next police chief in Aurora, Colo., according to a news release issued by the large Denver suburb. Metz, 52, also was a recent candidate for the job of Bellevue police chief, but the city scrapped the search and decided to start over…

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December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Suspect in Georgetown homicide facing potential 3rd strike

A SeaTac man who was charged last week with second-degree murder is facing a possible life sentence if convicted of his third-strike offense after a fatal shooting outside a Georgetown motorcycle club. A King County judge ordered Joshua Everybodytalksabout, 37, to be held without bail as a persistent offender as he awaits trial in the Dec….

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December 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

O’Toole opens all 5 assistant chief jobs to competition

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Monday she will open the department’s five assistant chief positions to competition beginning in January, a move that could lead to a significant realignment in the top ranks. Applications will be open to anyone in the department who holds the rank of lieutenant or above, including the current assistant…

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December 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at private motorcycle club

Seattle police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting early Sunday at a private motorcycle club in the Georgetown neighborhood. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday afternoon and booked into jail on investigation of homicide. Police offered no other details on the arrest. The shooting occurred in the 900 block of South Doris…

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