Seattle City Council debates public safety spending

The Seattle City Council met for a mid-year discussion of the city’s budget on Monday, spurring a conversation about policing amid a surge in gun violence.

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council met for a mid-year discussion of the city’s budget on Monday, spurring a conversation about how much money to put toward recruiting and retaining officers while also funding community crime-prevention programs.

The council discussed how to spend savings accrued through the Seattle Police Department.

“We are in the middle of an SPD staffing crisis now,” said Councilmember Alex Pedersen, who introduced amendments committing funds toward hiring and retaining officers. He said more than

→ Continue reading at King 5

Similar Articles

Advertisment

Most Popular

With Crowds Back at the U.S. Open, Young Stars Give Them a Show

Novak Djokovic failed to win a Grand Slam, but there was a sense of renewal, exciting new players named Raducanu and Fernandez, and a...

AirPods Pro drop to $180, plus the rest of this week's best tech deals

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If...

Defense Department seeks nuclear propulsion for small spacecraft

The US Defense Department's ambitions beyond Earth just grew a little clearer. SpaceNews has learned the department recently put out a call for privately-made...