KING 5’s Elisa Hahn reports from outside the federal courthouse where Seattle PD contract bargaining is ongoing.
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Positives, negatives of Seattle Council budget
It's hard to feel like celebrating as Seattle's final city budget was getting finalized. I believe the amended budget has substantial negatives.
Campus police reform in progress after George Floyd killing
Nearly six months after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, the University of Minnesota is undergoing several efforts to reexamine and reform campus police. However, ...
In cities across US, voters support more police oversight
Voters in communities across the country have approved measures toughening civilian oversight of law enforcement agencies.
Seattle City Council Approves 17% Cut to Police Department's Budget
A 17 percent Seattle Police Department budget cut was approved by a committee of the Seattle City Council on Thursday, while a proposal to redirect $9 million earmarked for the hiring of new officers ...
Police groups back requiring college classes for recruits
California organizations encompassing both police chiefs and rank-and-file officers proposed legislation Thursday in the wake of recent civil unrest that. Prospective officers should have to complete ...
Seattle continues to circle the bowl
Seattle's City Council was right to resist slipping a harmful new crime policy into its budget. But the council did so on Wednesday for the wrong reasons, and a majority is still gung-ho to pass the ...
Seattle Police Department must respond promptly to public-records requests
Especially as Seattle grapples with questions of police reform and racial justice, the city’s police should welcome the opportunity to embrace public transparency. Yet the Seattle Police Department is ...
Votes Signal ‘Meaningful … Criminal Justice Reform’
Voters in places large and small continued the trend toward more police oversight and progressive prosecution policies.
Poll: Majority of Seattle voters unhappy with direction of city, city council
A new survey of Seattle voters found that many are unhappy with how the City Council is handling things, according to EMC Research.
Police Reform Is on the Ballot
Seattle’s mayor, Jenny Durkan ... Ms. Hardesty, a Black woman who has worked on police reform for decades and won citywide election in 2018, has put forward practical proposals to improve ...