police http://www.kplu.org en App By WSU Team Alerts Cops When Their Fatigue Might Impair Judgment http://www.kplu.org/post/app-wsu-team-alerts-cops-when-their-fatigue-might-impair-judgment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers at Washington State University say the same kind of self-tracking technology that's become popular among smartphone users could also help police officers stay safer on the job.</span></p><p>A criminal justice professor will debut an app that monitors alertness&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">at a White House conference Tuesday.</span></p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:11:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 12495 at http://www.kplu.org App By WSU Team Alerts Cops When Their Fatigue Might Impair Judgment Police monitor to present plan to judge, police unions ask for an injunction http://www.kplu.org/post/police-monitor-present-plan-judge-police-unions-ask-injunction <p></p><p>The Seattle Police Department needs to hire more sergeants to work closely with rank-and-file officers. That’s the view of an independent monitor, Merrick Bobb, who's looking into excessive use of force. He'll present his monitoring plan to a federal judge tomorrow for approval.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:56:04 +0000 Ashley Gross 7945 at http://www.kplu.org Cops in schools can’t search without warrants, Wash. high court rules http://www.kplu.org/post/cops-schools-can-t-search-without-warrants-wash-high-court-rules <p>Police officers working in schools can&rsquo;t necessarily search a student without a warrant, even though a teacher usually can. That&rsquo;s the upshot of a <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=862036MAJ">ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court </a>out Thursday, in a case involving a student at Robinswood High in Bellevue and the murky legal realm of cops in schools.</p><p>The Bellevue Police Department has five officers working exclusively in the schools. In this case, one of them caught the student with a bag of marijuana, arrested him, and then searched his locked bag without permission.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 23:19:58 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5856 at http://www.kplu.org Cops in schools can’t search without warrants, Wash. high court rules Seattle and feds strike a deal on police reform http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-and-feds-strike-deal-police-reform <p>The city of Seattle and the U.S. Department of Justice have <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/media/PDF/120727Summary-DOJSeattleAgreements-FINAL.pdf">struck a deal </a>on how to reform Seattle&rsquo;s police department. The agreement heads off a threatened civil rights lawsuit against the city.</p><p> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:19:43 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5758 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle and feds strike a deal on police reform Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs http://www.kplu.org/post/civilian-drones-prepare-takeoff-nw-sheriffs-0 <p>TACOMA, Wash. - Get ready to spot a new kind of &quot;bird&quot; in the sky. Within the next month, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to green light the use of small unmanned aircraft by emergency services. Some sheriffs&#39; departments in the Northwest are showing interest in these aircraft.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:18:41 +0000 Tom Banse 4736 at http://www.kplu.org Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in NW with sheriffs Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in Northwest with sheriffs http://www.kplu.org/post/civilian-drones-prepare-takeoff-northwest-sheriffs TACOMA, Wash. - Get ready to spot a new kind of "bird" in the sky. Within the next month, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to green light the use of small unmanned aircraft by emergency services. Some sheriffs' departments in the Northwest are showing interest in these aircraft.<p>What we're talking about here are scaled up hobby airplanes and helicopters or scaled down military drones. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:14:29 +0000 Tom Banse 4730 at http://www.kplu.org Civilian drones prepare for takeoff in Northwest with sheriffs Washington Blue alert an Amber alert for cop killers  http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-blue-alert-amber-alert-cop-killers%C2%A0 <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Washington is adopting a Blue alert system to enlist the public in looking for cop killers. <a href="http://is.gd/8GHEO7 ">KIRO-FM reports</a> Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the Blue alert bill Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:55:44 +0000 The Associated Press 4438 at http://www.kplu.org 2 Renton officers demoted for cartoon posted on YouTube http://www.kplu.org/post/2-renton-officers-demoted-cartoon-posted-youtube <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnyDTCb4Jo</p><p>Two Renton officers have been demoted for posting a cartoon to YouTube that makes fun of the staff and policies of a new jail in South King County.</p><p>Deputy Police Chief, Charles Marsalisi and police sergeant Bill Judd, were each knocked down a rank after their involvement in the video came to light.</p><p>The cartoon- which is almost 9 minutes long and has more than 7,000 views, so far &ndash; features a clown as the jail&rsquo;s incompetent employee who refuses to admit a suspect brought in by Police.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:47:51 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2326 at http://www.kplu.org Crows attacking cops in Everett http://www.kplu.org/post/crows-attacking-cops-everett <p>Crows have been attacking cops in the parking lot of the Everett Police Department&#39;s north precinct station. Birds have been swooping down on officers walking from their cars.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:30:37 +0000 The Associated Press 1833 at http://www.kplu.org Crows attacking cops in Everett Police target Seattle's empty "Citadel" warehouse, now notorious for raves http://www.kplu.org/post/police-target-seattles-empty-citadel-warehouse-now-notorious-raves <p>Clean it up or close it down &ndash; that&#39;s the choice for the new owner of a vacant property in South Seattle that&#39;s become notorious for noisy raves.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Police have declared The Citadel <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/local/SPD-uses-chronic-nuisance-law-to-crack-down-on-warehouse-119378029.html">a chronic nuisance</a>. The boxy warehouse building was turned into a music venue by owner Steve Rauf, who says the dance parties have brought in much-needed revenue.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:49:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1164 at http://www.kplu.org Police target Seattle's empty "Citadel" warehouse, now notorious for raves Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records http://www.kplu.org/post/court-considers-release-lakewood-police-records <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; The state Supreme Court is considering whether to release thousands of police records related to last&nbsp;year&#39;s fatal shooting of four Lakewood police officers.</p><p><strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html">The Seattle Times</a></em></strong> is seeking release of the records. The files are from the case of Maurice Clemmons, an ex-con who gunned down the Lakewood officers in November.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:12:08 +0000 26 at http://www.kplu.org Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records