police http://kuow.org en The Constitution Might Have Something To Say When Police Shoot Dogs http://kuow.org/post/constitution-might-have-something-say-when-police-shoot-dogs <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/071114JR_DogShootings_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A handful of recent incidents where police have shot pet dogs in Idaho have angered animal rights advocates. One dog owner in the small town of Filer has issued notice that he intends to sue the city over the death of his dog, Hooch.<p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:46:52 +0000 Jessica Robinson 38184 at http://kuow.org The Constitution Might Have Something To Say When Police Shoot Dogs Rural Americans Waiting On Police In Emergencies http://kuow.org/post/rural-americans-waiting-police-emergencies <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Les Zaitz, investigative reporter with The Oregonian, about <a href="http://topics.oregonlive.com/tag/oregon-rural-police/posts.html#incart_big-photo">his series on rural policing</a> in Oregon. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:26:44 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 36576 at http://kuow.org Rural Americans Waiting On Police In Emergencies Kathleen O'Toole: Police Recruit 'The Wrong Type Of People' http://kuow.org/post/kathleen-otoole-police-recruit-wrong-type-people <p></p><p>Seattle Police Chief nominee Kathleen O’Toole met with the City Council Public Safety Committee on Wednesday. It was one of several question and answer sessions O’Toole will attend as part of her confirmation process. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:43:53 +0000 Joshua McNichols 35813 at http://kuow.org Kathleen O'Toole: Police Recruit 'The Wrong Type Of People' How Police Reform Is Taking Shape In Portland http://kuow.org/post/how-police-reform-taking-shape-portland <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Portland Mercury news editor <a href="http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/articlearchives?author=2749133">Denis Theriault</a> about police reform at the Portland Police Department. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:51:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 35700 at http://kuow.org How Police Reform Is Taking Shape In Portland The Three Finalists For Seattle Police Chief http://kuow.org/post/three-finalists-seattle-police-chief <p>Three candidates remain in the running to become Seattle’s next police chief.</p><p>Search committee co-chair Ron Sims says the short list became shorter by one candidate after the committee gave the four original&nbsp;finalists a written exam, conducted reference and background checks, and did intensive site visits. Sat, 03 May 2014 00:15:46 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 33800 at http://kuow.org 911 Calls Got Stuck In Colorado, CenturyLink Says http://kuow.org/post/911-calls-got-stuck-colorado-centurylink-says <p>CenturyLink has given Washington state investigators an explanation for the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/emergency-911-service-restored-washington-after-morning-outage">six-hour 911 service outage earlier this month</a> that prevented 4,500 emergency calls from getting through.</p><p>In a report filed with Washington's Utilities and Transportation Commission, the company says the calls got stuck at a routing center in Colorado. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:31:42 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 33620 at http://kuow.org 911 Calls Got Stuck In Colorado, CenturyLink Says Emergency 911 Service Restored In Washington After Morning Outage http://kuow.org/post/emergency-911-service-restored-washington-after-morning-outage <p></p><p>Emergency 911 service has been restored for the state of Washington after an outage affected dispatch centers throughout the state and parts of Oregon.</p><p>The lines were restored in Washington and Oregon after separate, but unrelated problems, according to CenturyLink. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:27:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 32268 at http://kuow.org Emergency 911 Service Restored In Washington After Morning Outage Dear Police, The Department Of Justice Is Watching You http://kuow.org/post/dear-police-department-justice-watching-you <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Samuel Walker, author of "The New World of Police Accountability," about when the Department of Justice intervenes in local police operations and what happens if the police don't comply. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:39:18 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32084 at http://kuow.org Dear Police, The Department Of Justice Is Watching You Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform http://kuow.org/post/jim-pugel-reflects-31-years-seattle-police-wto-drug-policy-reform <p></p><p>After 31 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel is leaving. But he has no plans to retire. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:18:27 +0000 Amy Radil 31761 at http://kuow.org Jim Pugel Reflects On 31 Years With The Seattle Police, From WTO To Drug Policy Reform Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals http://kuow.org/post/seattle-officials-probe-twilight-zone-police-discipline-reversals <p>Seattle officials plan to seek changes to the obscure union appeals process that has allowed reversals of police misconduct findings. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:06:09 +0000 Amy Radil 30019 at http://kuow.org Seattle Officials Probe 'Twilight Zone' Of Police Discipline Reversals Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit http://kuow.org/post/side-effect-legal-pot-police-budgets-take-hit Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a funding source for police: property forfeitures from drug dealers. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 26982 at http://kuow.org Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit Shooting In Ravenna, Suspects At Large http://kuow.org/post/shooting-ravenna-suspects-large <p><strong>UPDATE: 11:10 a.m. PT</strong></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/NatashaYChen">KIRO's Natasha Chen</a> reports that three area Seattle Public Schools that had been in "shelter in place" mode are now functioning as normal.</p><p><strong>UPDATE: 10:42 a.m. PT</strong></p><p>According to the<a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/"> Seattle Police Department blotter</a> two suspects are involved and the victim is 56 years old. If you have information about the shooting please call the SPD tip line at 206.233.5000.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Editor 20060 at http://kuow.org Shooting In Ravenna, Suspects At Large Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration http://kuow.org/post/rick-williams-grief-talking-cops-and-wwii-incarceration <p><strong>Rick Williams: On Anger, Grief And Gifts</strong></p><p></p><p>In 2010, woodcarver John T. Williams was killed by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Controversy over the shooting led to much anger and distrust for the police department. In 2012, a <a href="http://www.thejtwproject.org/">34-foot memorial totem pole</a> was raised in John T. Williams' honor. Steve Scher talked with John T. Williams’ brother Rick Williams at the site of the totem pole.</p><p></p><p><strong>Talking To Cops</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2012, the Seattle Police asked the public for help. Deputy Chief Nick Metz urged people to talk to the police to help stop what he called a “huge increase” in shootings. That's counter to a strong "don't talk to the cops" mantra espoused by many. Steve Scher talked with columnist Larry Mizell and singer Choklate Moore about why many individuals think talking to the police is unsafe and unwise.</p><p></p><p><strong>Stories Of WWII Incarceration </strong></p><p></p><p>Within 48 hours of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the FBI began arresting the Japanese-Americans they considered subversive. In its second wave of action, the rest of the Japanese-American community along the West Coast was forced to leave their homes and move to incarceration camps. These actions are a strong, vivid and very recent part of our city's history and the legacy of the Japanese-Americans living here. Steve Scher talked with <a href="http://http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2011/10/01/woman-in-famous-wartime-photo-celebrates-100th-birthday/">Fumiko Hayashida</a> and Sam Mitsui about their own experiences at that time.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18674 at http://kuow.org Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decision-revives-washington-state-debate-over-dna-collection <p>A legislator in Washington state says she will revive a bill that would make it easier for police to collect DNA samples. That’s in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling Monday. The five-to-four ruling upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples at the time of arrest from people who are charged with certain violent crimes or sex offenses.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:52:51 +0000 Deborah Wang 14259 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decision Revives Washington State Debate Over DNA Collection Inslee Signs Law Allowing Fictitious Driver License Program To Continue http://kuow.org/post/inslee-signs-law-allowing-fictitious-driver-license-program-continue <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052113AJ_LicensesAuthorized_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a law that will allow the state’s fictitious driver license program to continue – but only for undercover law enforcement activities. At the bill signing Inslee backed away from a previous statement that he would apply a broad definition of the term “law enforcement.”<p>Under the old program, the Central Intelligence Agency obtained 288 of these so-called confidential driver’s licenses from Washington’s Department of Licensing. Wed, 22 May 2013 17:22:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13544 at http://kuow.org Inslee Signs Law Allowing Fictitious Driver License Program To Continue