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Topic: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

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November 14, 2014 at 11:02 AM

SPD officers to appeal dismissal of use-of-force suit

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…

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June 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

City counters cops’ lawsuit: Judge ruled SPD reforms constitutional

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…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: City Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington