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Topic: U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan

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July 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Federal charges in fatal Bellevue hash-oil explosion and fire

Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year. The charges were announced this morning during a news conference featuring Jenny Durkan, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and top…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, hash oil fire, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan

September 27, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Seattle to get 10 new cops under federal grant

The Seattle Police Department will hire 10 new police officers with a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel said the officers will be deployed into each of the city’s five precincts as part of SPD’s Community Police Team program. Pugel said the new hires will patrol known crime “hot…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Department, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan