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Recent Crime News
15 hrs ago | via Northwest Asian Weekly
A man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after he was shot multiple times in the backseat of a car in the parking lot of a hookah lounge in the International District on August 23rd. Galma Adam Waqo, 21, is being charged with First Degree Attempted Murder for his involvement in the shooting. Comment?
Wednesday | via Capitol Hill Times
Seattle Police Officers Guild President Ron Smith says the Office of Professional Accountability missed its deadline to complete an investigation into an officer who allegedly used excessive force in a racially biased stop and arrest of an elderly black man in Capitol Hill who was using a golf club as a cane back in 2014, meaning Officer Cynthia Whitlatch should not face disciplinary action. Smith on Wednesday told the Capitol Hill Times complaints of Whitlatch being biased toward Wingate were made to former Seattle Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz and former East Precinct Capt. Comment?
Monday Aug 31 | via The Stranger
Captain Pierre Davis told investigators that community members were only concerned about clearing William Wingate's record and raised no objections to the arrest related to racial bias. Last week, I wrote about newly obtained public records that show that Officer Cynthia Whitlatch believed she was being investigated for her controversial arrest of veteran and retired Metro bus driver William Wingate because she's white - not black. Comment?
Sunday Aug 30 | via Capitol Hill Blog
The victim in a reported shootout near the Douglass-Truth Library was rushed in a private vehicle to Swedish Cherry Hill Sunday afternoon. A large medic response ensued at the hospital around 3:35 PM before transporting the victim to Harborview's trauma center. Comment?
Sunday Aug 30 | via Seattle Times
Seattle police are investigating a shooting reported to have occurred at 24th Avenue South and East Yesler Way on Sunday. Comment?
Thursday Aug 27 | via Seattle Times
Police arrested a man Wednesday night near Rainier Beach High School after two Metro bus drivers called 911 to report someone firing a gun toward the school's football field. Officers responded after 11 p.m. and found a man walking near the school, police said in a news release. Comment?
Thursday Aug 27 | via Northwest Asian Weekly
The Superior Court of King County Washington filed documents against Galma Adam Waqo, charging the defendant with the crime of "murder in the first degree." The incident occurred Aug. 23, and initially, Jamal Rashad Woods-Hall, the victim, was pronounced dead, but he survived the shooting. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 26 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Charges filed Wednesday against a 19-year-old West Seattle man allege that he shot his older brother in the chest after the sibling "disrespected" him and messed with his Xbox. Rony Miranda-Guity is charged with first-degree assault with a domestic violence allegation. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 26 | via West Seattle Blog
New information today on the arrest we reported Tuesday in connection with two Puget Ridge domestic-violence assaults, including the one that brought the Guardian One helicopter to the area on Friday . Just published online by SPD's Jonah Spangenthal-Lee : A specially trained ATF K9 helped officers track down three pistols hidden by a 17-year-old suspect after he attacked his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon in West Seattle. Comment?
Sunday Aug 23 | via Seattle Times
Seattle Police responded to a 911 call about 3:15 a.m at Boren Avenue and South Main Street. They found a young man in the back seat of a parked car who had been shot several times. Comment?
Friday Aug 21 | via Seattle Gay News
Anyone that returns to Capitol Hill after having moved away, even if after just a year, returns and finds parts of the neighborhood unrecognizable. And while there has always been an element of danger, unlike many dense central city neighborhoods, the 'Hill' has never been known for gun battles and murder. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 19 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Two men arrived at Hamilton Viewpoint Park at the north end of West Seattle about 10:45 p.m. to meet with some friends, police reports say. There, one of the men emerged from his car and was immediately confronted by an armed man demanding his backpack, reports indicate. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 19 | via Capitol Hill Blog
Seattle Police commanders say they're taking a laser focused approach to identifying and arresting suspects of violent crime in the wake of an uptick of shootings in the city, several of which have occurred in the East Precinct. Chief Kathleen O'Toole highlighted the department's recent strategies to tackle gang violence with "predictive analysis" at a briefing Tuesday. Comment?
Tuesday Aug 18 | via Capitol Hill Blog
Our city is in a crisis, and I demand to know what you are doing to end it. Mayor Murray, you ran for mayor on a platform of police reform and decreasing crime in our city. Comment?
Friday Aug 14 | via Capitol Hill Blog
Seattle Police detectives are seeking help in their investigation into a Capitol Hill gunfight outside The Baltic Room that left one man dead early Sunday morning. SPD has not yet released information on a suspect and officials have not yet confirmed the identity of the victim. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 12 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle police arrested a 20-year-old man Wednesday in connection with a July 31 homicide in the New Holly neighborhood. Police responded to 911 calls about 3 p.m. that day reporting a shooting near 44th Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street. Comment?
Aug 4, 2015 | via Marietta Times
Brannon admitted he was drunk and shouldn't have been driving. Brannon tested .172 BAC. Comment?
Jul 31, 2015 | via Seattle Times
A man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in the South Seattle neighborhood of New Holly, Seattle police say in a news release. The victim died at the scene despite emergency medical attention. Comment?
Jul 30, 2015 | via Seattle Times
Seattle police gang detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting early Thursday that left a 17-year-old wounded in the Georgetown neighborhood. The victim was standing on a sidewalk in the 6300 block of Sixth Avenue South just before 3 a.m. when shots were fired from a black SUV, police said. Comment?
Jul 29, 2015 | via KOMO News
There have been more than 600 reports of stolen bikes in the City of Seattle in the first six months of this year, but the real number of thefts is likely much higher because many victims don't report the crime. Now victims are working together with police, pawn shops and a new website to track their stolen bikes. Comment?
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