Six Seattle Police Department employees are being let go in light of the statewide vaccine mandate, and 103 are waiting on religious and medical exemptions, according to officials.
Both candidates for Seattle mayor, Bruce Harrell and Lorena González, say they support a mandate that will result in termination for city employees, including first responders, who remain unvaccinated by the Oct. 18 deadline.
As of Wednesday, 292 sworn personnel had yet to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. That number is down from 354 on Tuesday.
At least 292 employees within the Seattle Police Department have yet to submit proof of vaccination as the Oct. 6 deadline set by interm chief Adrian Diaz in an email came and went.
Seattle’s police oversight office says the abandonment of a precinct by officers during last summer’s racial justice protests didn’t violate laws or departmental policies.
Possibly hundreds of unvaccinated individuals are employed at the Seattle Police Department, which could "create a disruption of unit assignments," according to interim police chief Adrian Diaz in a letter to the department.
A recently demoted Seattle police commander is suing the city of Seattle and interim police Chief Adrian Diaz, alleging discrimination and unfair blame for a flashpoint “pink umbrella incident” during police clashes with racial justice demonstrators.
A South Sound family is desperate for answers after the oldest of 11 siblings was found shot to death inside Seattle’s Gas Works Park last month. Seattle Police have yet to make an arrest in the case.
Detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a Chinatown-International District club Monday afternoon.
The Seattle City Council has voted to move some of the $15 million in savings related to police officer departures to community-based programs.
Seattle Police have arrested two men accused of stabbing another man over a dispute about a dog attack.
Seattle police are warning the public to be careful when selling things online after three people reported being robbed at gunpoint during attempted purchases and sales of vehicles through OfferUp.
Seattle police are investigating at least four fires that appear to have been intentionally set in and near the Ravenna neighborhood on Friday night.
Seattle police arrested two men for allegedly firing a gun into Lake Washington at Pritchard Island Beach on on Monday around 8 p.m.
Police are investigating after a man’s body was found Monday morning at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. Investigators are calling the death a "possible homicide."
Seattle Police on Friday released bodycam and dashcam footage showing the deadly shooting of a homicide suspect near White Center. Police said they were forced to fire when serving a search warrant when the man came out of the home and fired at officers.
Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz on Friday fired two officers who were found to have broken the law and violated department policy when they entered a prohibited area outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving six Seattle police officers who were in Washington D.C. during the Jan. 6 insurrection and sued several people who filed public records requests to disclose the officers’ names.
New findings from an Oakland-based nonprofit that spent recent months analyzing Seattle’s 911 calls say up to half the calls Seattle police receive can be responded to without armed, sworn officers.
Inquests into fatal shootings by police can resume for the first time in three years in King County, and now will include far-reaching changes that had been opposed by county law enforcement agencies.