Seattle police watchdog calls officer’s actions dangerous

A Seattle police sergeant who drove an unmarked SUV onto a sidewalk toward protesters during last summer’s demonstrations violated the department’s policy to preserve life and safety, a police oversight agency said in a report released Friday.

Washington Legislature approves police reform bills

The Washington Legislature has approved two more key police accountability bills — one imposing restrictions on tactics and equipment, and another establishing a statewide standard on use of force.

Lawmakers in Olympia on verge of major policing overhaul

Lawmakers are on the cusp of overhauling policing and police accountability in Washington state, acting with unusual urgency to curb bad behavior by officers following last year’s turbulent protests for racial justice.