Seattle Police Reform http://www.kplu.org en Murray Reinstates Misconduct Finding For Embattled Seattle Police Officer http://www.kplu.org/post/murray-reinstates-misconduct-finding-embattled-seattle-police-officer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says it was wrong to change penalties against a police officer who threatened to harass a journalist. The comments mark an about-face for the mayor.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In July, Dominic Holden of The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Stranger was taking pictures as officers questioned a man in the International District. He says Officer John Marion got angry with him and threatened to come to The Stranger’s offices and “bother” Holden while he was at work. </span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:53:23 +0000 Ed Ronco 14021 at http://www.kplu.org Murray Reinstates Misconduct Finding For Embattled Seattle Police Officer Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-seattle-police-now-have-building-blocks-longstanding-reform <p></p><p>The Seattle Police Department has made “significant process” in an effort to reform a culture of excessive use of force and racially-biased policing, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said on Tuesday.</p><p>“We now have the building blocks to have significant longstanding reform,” said Durkan during a news conference held following a meeting with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Interim Seattle Police Chief Harry Bailey and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Jocelyn Samuels.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:08 +0000 Martha Kang 13220 at http://www.kplu.org Feds: Seattle Police Now Have Building Blocks For 'Longstanding Reform' Survey Shows Racial Divide in Approval of Seattle Police http://www.kplu.org/post/survey-shows-racial-divide-approval-seattle-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A survey shows more than 60 percent of Seattle residents approve of the job the Seattle Police Department is doing. But it’s a far more problematic picture when you break down responses by race.</span></p><p>While the vast majority of whites and Asians give high marks to the Seattle Police Department, when you talk to African-Americans and Latinos, the approval rating drops dramatically. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 01:53:19 +0000 Paula Wissel 10061 at http://www.kplu.org Survey Shows Racial Divide in Approval of Seattle Police