Carmen Best sworn in as Seattle police chief

Carmen Best, a 26-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department, becomes the first African American woman to lead the department since it was founded 149 years ago.
Aug 22, 2018

Che Taylor rally calls for firing of police chief, criminal probe

About 100 people rallied for Che Taylor, who died Sunday after being shot by Seattle Police officers.
Feb 25, 2016

Attack on Seattle Uber driver investigated as possible hate crime

Several people have been charged with hate crimes after assaults on Seattle for-hire drivers in the past few years.
Dec 15, 2015

Rally for Somali teen: “People want Hamza’s voice to be heard”

People expressed frustration over the lack of communication from the Seattle Police Department at a prayer circle and rally for 16-year-old Hamza Warsame.
Dec 9, 2015

Rumored white power rally in Ballard has anti-hate groups preparing

Several groups are planning a counter demonstration in case white power groups come to Seattle for a concert and march this weekend.
Dec 4, 2015
Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday

Photos: Seattle celebrates Black Lives Matter Friday

With the downtown shopping bonanza disrupted by protestors for the 2nd straight year, Seattle has a new day-after-Thanksgiving tradition: Black Lives Matter Friday
Nov 28, 2015
Abubakar Abdi, who was shot and killed on in South Seattle on Sunday. (Photo courtesy the Abdi family)

You want to stop the gun violence killing East African youth? Start acting like it.

I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?
Oct 16, 2015
Demonstrators at Westlake Park last weekend protest a rash of police killing civilians. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

How our police became soldiers (and how we can change them back)

The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.
Aug 20, 2014
SPD Chief of Police Kathleen O'Toole. (Photo courtesy Seattle Police Department)

New SPD chief calls for more diverse, representative police force

Two months into her tenure as Seattle police chief, Kathleen O’Toole told representatives of the ethnic press that the force should be more representative of the communities they're policing.
Aug 14, 2014