The incident in the below video clip occurred in 2013. The Seattle Police Department accountability structure led to this complaint being internally generated, investigated and adjudicated in 2014. No public complaint ever surfaced.
Our front line supervisor raised concerns and flagged it immediately to the chain of command. The Office of Professional Accountability fully investigated this case and recommended a 15 day suspension, which former Interim Chief Harry Bailey imposed.
Last year the department implemented a new bias free policing program, mandatory for all officers, and issued a new bias free policing policy.
The department is committed to constitutional and equitable policing for all of Seattle’s residents.
This video was just released to a media outlet as a result of a public disclosure request. It is being published on the SPD Blotter in the interest of fostering better police transparency.