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

Seattle groups raise questions after police chief finalists exclude Carmen Best

Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, the city's first African-American woman to serve as police chief, was left off the final list of candidates for the permanent position.
May 30, 2018

The Seattle Globalist asks the Mayoral Candidates

For the 2017 primary, we asked Seattle's Mayoral Candidates to answer six questions on topics of interest to Seattle Globalist readers.
Jul 12, 2017

Police shooting initiative calls for greater training, accountability

Initiative 940 aims to decrease use of physical or deadly force by training police in de-escalation skills and increase accountability in police shootings.
Jul 7, 2017

Saying her name: Reflections on Charleena Lyles

A Globalist writer reflects at a vigil for Charleena Lyles.
Jun 27, 2017

Seattle police kill woman who called them for help

Seattle Police Department officers opened fire on Charleena Lyles inside her apartment building.
Jun 19, 2017

After a killing by the police, family and friends mourn the loss of Charleena Lyles

Charleena was a woman. She was a mother. She was a sister. She was a member of her community and she has a family who are deeply grieving her loss.
Aaron Amundsen, co-owner of Emerald City Tattoo and Supply in Lake City received a hateful and threatening note soon after the November election. (Photo by Alex Bruell)

Seattle Police are trying new approaches to track hate crimes

After an apparent post-election surge, the Seattle Police are trying to increase reporting and track hate crimes more effectively.
Mar 7, 2017

Seattle Police North Precinct proposal on hold, racial equity review planned

The announcement follows months of community organizing against the $149 million proposal, questioning the building's size, design and racial equity.
Sep 16, 2016

“Bunker” outcry: North Precinct discussions exclude Seattle communities

How did Seattle Police Department's North Precinct process leave out people of color and other communities until now?
Aug 25, 2016
Seattle Ferguson Protest Photos

Federal judge tells Seattle police union: “Black Lives Matter”

It was the first time a sitting federal judge cited the national movement.
Aug 16, 2016

Chinatown/International District survey finds blind spots in Seattle police data

A survey showed that more than half of witnesses don't report crimes. Many of those who don't report say it's because they don't expect police to follow up.
Jul 11, 2016

Mayor releases action plan for safety in Chinatown/ID

The plan comes nearly a year after the shooting death of Chinatown/International District activist Donnie Chin. Some say the proposal does not do enough.
Jul 5, 2016

Seattle residents question proposed police North Precinct ‘bunker,’ $160M price tag

Critics called the proposed North Precinct an unnecessary expansion of policing, but Chief Kathleen O'Toole says the north end has growing needs.
Jun 8, 2016

Rodney King: The man beyond the myth

We remember Rodney King as the man who tried to broker peace after his police beating ignited the LA Riots. A new one-man show reveals so much more.
Mar 22, 2016

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

Man faces hate crime charge after confrontation at Seattle mosque

Police say the man had a gun and argued with two men after he demanded to know "where they were from."
Feb 4, 2016

Chinatown/International District task force to address public safety, livability

Chinatown/International District business and community leaders will make recommendations next spring for improving livability and policing in the neighborhood.
Dec 16, 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