Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about whether a disproportionate amount of black people are issued tickets for public pot use. Holmes says he's working on a plan to provide public spaces that are safe to smoke marijuana.
The new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he is reviewing scores of incidents in which agents have used deadly force.
R. Gil Kerlikowske made that statement during an exclusive interview with NPR's Morning Edition. It was his first extended conversation about controversial incidents in which the Border Patrol has killed civilians without apparent accountability. (Click here for a full transcript of the interview.)
Concerned neighbors in Othello Park, from left, Sarah Valenta, program coordinator for HomeSight, Daphne Schneider, co-chair of the Othello Park Alliance and Patrice Thomas, Community and Economic Development Assistant at Southeast Effective Development (SEED).
Twenty-three years ago, acting Captain Steve Strand was patrolling Columbia City on a mountain bike, busting alleyway crack dealers. The officers under his charge are still patrolling on mountain bikes, but the neighborhood landscape has changed.
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.
US Attorney Jenny Durkan said "I suspect that many of the people who signed it haven’t even read the use of force policy," in response to the Seattle Police Officers who filed a lawsuit against the reform policies.
Over a hundred members of the Seattle Police Department have filed a lawsuit against the federally-mandated reforms SPD has adopted. The Seattle City Council has come to an agreement on the minimum wage proposal.
Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, news analyst Joni Balter and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.
U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan slammed a lawsuit filed by more than a hundred Seattle police officers who filed a legal complaint against city and federal officials. The officers say a new policy that dictates how police can use force restricts their constitutional rights to protect themselves.
Seattle is America's fastest growing city over the past year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Former Boston police chief Kathleen O'Toole is Mayor Ed Murray's pick for Seattle's top cop. There's another plan to pay for bus service in Seattle, this one from City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant. And Macklemore apologizes for his choice of costume at a surprise performance at the EMP.
Steve Scher talks over these stories and more of the week's news with news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and Jon Talton of the Seattle Times.
Ross Reynolds talks to Sue Rahr about the issues women face as leaders of police departments. Rahr was the first woman to become elected as sheriff of King County in 2005 and served in that role until 2012.
On Monday Kathleen O'Toole was picked to be the the first female chief of the Seattle Police Department.
Ross Reynolds sits down with former interim Police Chief Jim Pugel to reflect on his 31 year career with the Seattle Police Department, the future of policing and his current work with the Open Society Foundation.