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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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October 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Seattle police, city news to be posted on Nextdoor site

Seattle police and Mayor Ed Murray’s office are expected to announce plans Wednesday to begin posting city news on the Nextdoor private social network. Starting Wednesday, Seattle news will be cross-posted from each city department’s blog or website to specific neighborhoods, groups of neighborhoods, or even the entire city via the online network, said police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. City and…

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