Seattle police chief discusses idea behind special training video on transgender people (video)

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department believes it is leading the country in how it trains its officers to treat transgender people. The department is the first — and the only one — that includes a training video featuring personal stories of transgender individuals.

Q13 News reporter/anchor Jamie Tompkins sat down with Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and asked her where the idea came from — and her very personal connection to the issue.

Watch the video report here:

And here is the SPD training video:

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