Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law

Members of the legislative task force formed to recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement listen Tuesday to executive director Sue Rahr of the state Criminal Justice Training Center during their meeting at the Burien facility. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com When an effort by state lawmakers to make…

Corner Story: SPD Sgt. Balances Homeless Outreach With City’s Laws

Written by Andrew Garber on November 5, 2014 12:26 pm Sergeant Paul Gracy isn’t a landlord. He can’t charge rent, demand security deposits or, generally speaking, evict unwanted tenants. Yet he still has to figure out what to do with Russell, a seemingly permanent fixture on the sidewalks near Denny Way and Aurora Avenue. “He’s…

East Precinct Officers Now Testing Bodycams

Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on December 23, 2014 11:38 am Officers in the East Precinct have begun testing of a body-worn video cameras. Here’s our first-ever release of thrilling first-person police video, featuring officers responding to a report of disabled vehicle blocking a sidewalk. Read more FULL REPORT

Lets Review: Jason Lajeunesse

Cool Jason Lajeunesse From: http://www.onlythebeat.com Once a year, Seattleites take over a few blocks of Capitol Hill to enjoy music, drinks, and the summer weather. The Capitol Hill Block Party has come to be a favorite for many who live near Seattle. Boasting three days of musical acts, the CHBP encompasses a wide variety of…

Hate Crimes on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

In year marked by deadly hate crimes, SPD says will ‘err on the side of caution’ on bias Posted on Monday, October 6, 2014 – 11:40 am by jseattle In a year with two of the most horrendous hate crime incidents in the city’s history, Seattle Police officials provided their annual update on bias crime…

Chokeholds: King County Sheriff John Urquhart

King County Courthouse 516 Third Ave Room W-150 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 296-4155 sheriff@kingcounty.gov Attention: King County Sheriff John Urquhart With the disturbing and unsettling recent announcement on August 4 by the Seattle Times article entitled “King County deputies restart neck-restraint training” and a report from KOMO TV 4: King Co. Sheriff’s deputies now allowed…

Q & A with Capitol Hill Block Party owner, Jason Lajeunesse

From: The Ballard News Tribune By Shane Harms 07/25/2014 The Capitol Hill Block Party is set to kick off today, July 25 at 4 p.m. with the Shy Girls melting faces at the Main Stage. The much anticipated music festival ends Monday, July 28 at 2 a.m., and some Ballardites plan to see the festival…

MEET EAST PRECINCT CAPTAIN PIERRE DAVIS

Pierre Davis Captain Pierre Davis has over 29 years of service in the Seattle Police Department. Davis has worked as a patrol officer, detective, first line supervisor and mid level manager in the West, South, Southwest and East Precincts, Narcotics, Gang Unit, Felony Fugitive Unit, Office of Professional Accountability, and Traffic Enforcement Unit. Most recently…