In court papers filed Friday, 89 Seattle police officers said they intend to appeal the dismissal of their federal lawsuit seeking to block new use-of-force polices. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman threw out the suit last month, ruling that the policies designed to address excessive force in the Seattle Police Department reasonably balance the need for…More
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In their first response to a federal lawsuit in which more than 120 Seattle police officers are challenging new use-of-force policies, city attorneys today filed a short document with U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman informing her that another federal judge overseeing police reforms has found the policies to be constitutional. The two-page document, called a “Notice…More