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While Seattle officials apologized and the Indian Consulate called for a federal investigation, public outrage is mounting in Seattle over video footage that appears to show high-ranking police laughing and joking about a fatal accident that killed a 23-year-old Indian graduate student.
The rumor started spreading in February.
Violent crimes and car thefts around Seattle in 2022 were the highest they've been in 15 years. That's among a handful of takeaways from the Seattle Police Department's report on crime statistics for last year.