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  • Seattle mayor, police chief vow to review tactics amid continuing protests

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s mayor and police chief promised a large crowd of protesters Tuesday to review the department’s use of pepper spray and flash-bang grenades to break up a crowd of peaceful protesters the night before, encouraging them to keep marching as long as they do not do damage. “Your voices holding me accountable are important and you should continue to raise them,” Mayor Jenny Durkan told those assembled outside the city’s Emergency Operations Center downtown. “We want you to […]

  • City leaders speak with crowd on 5th day of George Floyd protests in Seattle

    City leaders, including Mayor Jenny Durkan, Police Chief Carmen Best and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, spoke with a crowd on the fifth day of protests in Seattle.

  • AMBER Alert issued for 3-year-old child taken in Wapato, Washington

    SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol issued an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old girl believed in danger. The patrol said Melody Lopez was taken by her non-custodial father, Jose Lopez-Madrigal, who may be suicidal. Police initially said that they could be in a blue 1999 Honda Odyssey with plates ANH1733, but authorities later found the van in Wapato but no sign of the man or child.  They believe he abandoned the van and could still be in the area but […]

  • Tacoma businesses damaged after a day of peaceful protests turns disruptive

    TACOMA — A long day of peaceful protests in Tacoma turned disruptive and destructive as night fell Monday, leaving several State Street businesses cleaning up shattered storefronts and other damage Tuesday morning. Area youth hosted a peaceful protest Monday to show people the fight toward change can be done peacefully. Students also provided free handmade face masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. People of all races, ages and backgrounds participated in the peaceful protests at Wright Park, but […]

  • Peaceful protests in Seattle as widespread looting happens in Bellevue, Tukwila, Renton

    Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle was closed Sunday afternoon because of George Floyd protest activity, the second day in arrow the main north-south freeway on the West Coast was shut down, and there was also widespread looting in Bellevue, Washington.

  • Two dead, one hurt after domestic disturbance, police say

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two people have died and one is hurt after a domestic disturbance in Bellevue. Bellevue Police say a domestic disturbance in the 15500 block of NE 22nd Place near Interlake High School sent three people to the hospital. The call came in at 11:20 pm. Monday night. When officers arrived, they found a man and a woman with serious injuries. A man in his 30s had unknown injuries. All three were taken to the hospital. Two have […]

  • Seattle protest declared a riot hours after curfew begins

    RENTON, Wash. — Protests were peaceful for most of the day Monday until about 9:00 p.m. when police used flash bangs and tear gas in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle police said the incident commander declared the incident a riot after they said the crowd threw “rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers” and were “attempting to breach barricades one block from the East Precinct.” Incident commander at demonstration on Capitol Hill is declaring the incident a riot. Crowd has thrown […]

  • 12,000 complaints filed against Seattle Police officers after weekend protests, riots

    SEATTLE — The office tasked with investigating Seattle Police misconduct has received roughly 12,000 complaints following weekend protests that were largely peaceful before rioters and outside groups came in to loot and destroy. A news release from the Office of Police Accountability, an independent office within SPD that investigates police misconduct complaints, said there are 10 alleged incidents that have garnered the most complaints: Pepper spraying a young girl (Saturday): 2020OPA-0322  Punching a person on the ground who was being […]

  • Businesses, government buildings close across Puget Sound region ahead of more planned protests

    SEATTLE — The city of Kirkland has asked all business owners to close, the Alderwood Mall and surrounding roads are closed, and the downtown courthouse has shuttered ahead of potential protests this afternoon and tonight. In Kirkland, city officials are asking businesses to close by 1 p.m., while residents and visitors are asked to avoid downtown or commercial shopping areas after 1 p.m. “We are receiving reports that Kirkland is a possible target for looting and destruction,” said City Manager Kurt Triplett. […]

  • Seahawks pledge $500K in donations from ‘Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund’

    The Seattle Seahawks on Monday announced $500,000 in donations from the Seahawks Players Equality & Justice for All Action Fund. Quarterback Russell Wilson also shared a statement, saying "my heart hurts" and calling for justice and equality.

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