Seattle's LEAD diversion program expected to expand to Burien and other south King County cities.
Activists say detainees in Tacoma have been threatened with force-feeding.
Pete Holmes announced last week that he would take activists who snarl traffic to court.
In the final stop on a day of ceremonies the new top cop celebrated a historic first with the community.
Seattle's new top cop received a unanimous vote of approval from the City Council on Monday.
Refugee children are money makers for two jails in Washington and Oregon.
The Interim Chief of the Seattle Police Department could become the new top cop on Monday.
County officials deny there's been any breach of the department's independence.
Sheriff Johanknecht staged a defense of Prop. 1, which would renew funding for King County's fingerprinting system and allow law enforcement to explore new technologies.
The City of Seattle’s largest union recently fired its executive director, emboldening efforts of the Freedom Foundation.
Researchers found SPD's system to prevent poor policing is at best random and at worst biased against certain officers.