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September 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Girl struck by 2 cars in Rainier Valley

Update at 7:35 p.m.: The Seattle Police Department now says officers are searching for two vehicles that struck a girl in Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening. Witnesses said a red or maroon Chevy Tahoe struck a 10-year-old girl as she crossed the street around  6:30 p.m., according to the police department. The girl fell to the ground and…


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September 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Suspect arrested in Wednesday’s fatal shooting in Pioneer Square

Police in Federal Way have arrested a suspect in last week’s fatal shooting in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The 19-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to Seattle police. He has been booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide. The victim, Melvin V. “TayTay” Dees, 22, was shot several times near Yesler Way and the…


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September 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Watchdog: SPD wasted more than $1M in excessive overtime

Seattle police wasted more than $1 million in overtime last year because of lax management controls relating to training, the department’s internal watchdog reported Tuesday. A significant portion of the overtime was linked to compliance with a 2012 federal consent decree to curb excessive force and biased policing, even though no training plan related to the…


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September 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Gun battle in Mount Baker neighborhood leaves cars damaged

Gunfire overnight in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood left multiple cars damaged, but no reported injuries. Police started receiving calls of shots fired at 10:30 p.m. Friday night in the 2100 block of 26th Avenue South. When they arrived, they found two abandoned cars with bullet holes — one crashed into a fence and the other in…


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September 26, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Seattle chief sends email clarifying ‘appropriate’ use of force

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole sent a message to all employees Friday evening intended to address any misunderstanding or confusion regarding the department’s use-of-force policy. O’Toole wrote in the message that she expects “officers to take appropriate actions and not use the force policy as an excuse and that she is not aware of any…


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September 26, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Pioneer Square shooting victim remembered for energy, smile

The man who was fatally shot in Pioneer Square on Wednesday was known by friends and family for his warm smile, positive energy and dapper good looks. Melvin V. “TayTay’ Dees, 22, died after he was shot several times near the intersection of Yesler Way and Second Avenue Extension around 10:40 a.m. Witnesses told police Dees had…


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September 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Seattle police anxious to put cuffs on man who ripped off adult store

Seattle police are hot on the trail of a man who stole nearly $400 in intimate items from an adult store on Capitol Hill. Employees of the Castle Megastore, 206 Broadway E., told police the man walked in around 10:20 p.m. Saturday. As the employees were speaking with him, the man grabbed several items — including hosiery, personal lubricant, fishnet stockings and More

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September 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Police: 5 recent armed robberies in Seattle may be related

Seattle police are investigating whether a series of armed robberies, including two carjackings, may have been committed by the same people. According to an SPD media release, the first robbery occurred Tuesday night when three young men stole a man’s car at gunpoint in the 1400 block of South Main Street in the Central District. Police believe some of…


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September 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Seattle police release video of sexual-assault suspect

Recognize this guy? Seattle police on Thursday released this video which they say shows the man who sexually assaulted a woman on Sept. 8 in the 200 block of Pike Street. Police say the video shows the man moments before he attacked the victim, who can be seen on the floor. The victim said the man was black and…


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September 24, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Teen arrested in Friday shooting in West Seattle

Seattle police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on connection with last Friday’s shooting in the High Point neighborhood in West Seattle. The victim was shot in the leg during a fight involving up to 20 people in the 3000 block of High Point Way Southwest around 3:30 p.m., according to Seattle police. The 18-year-old man was taken…


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