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Seattle police file lawsuit challenging federal restrictions on use of force

Seattle police officers filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging new policies that restrict use of force, saying the rules endanger lives of both officers and civilians. More than 120 officers have joined the lawsuit, which seeks a complete dismantling of a new use of force policy hammered out between…

Justice Department says Seattle police used excessive force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seattle police officers used excessive force over the last two years and were too quick to resort to using their batons and other weapons, but were not guilty of systematically victimizing minorities, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The city’s police have been criticized for their…

Suspect admits plotting to attack U.S. military facility

LOS ANGELES — A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting to attack a US military processing center for new soldiers in the northwestern city of Seattle, officials said. Walli Mujahidh admitted conspiracy to murder officers and agents of the United States, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction and…

40 Seattle cops arrest woman for sitting down, opening umbrella

About 40 police officers were needed to arrest a single woman who sat down and opened an umbrella in a Seattle park this morning, according to local media. Amid the ongoing “Occupy Seattle” protest, city officials decided to ban sitting down with umbrellas in public spaces, ostensibly because they become…

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