Seattle Police Chief Warns Residents They Are on Their Own After Democrat Politicians Block Them from Stopping Rioters – FULL LETTER

 

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Seattle Police Department
July 24. 2020

Dear Business Owner and/or Resident:

Please know that the Seattle Police Department is
committed to addressing life safety incidents and calls
for service. and responding to ongoing demonstrations and
unrest in the city.

Please also know that the City Council Ordinance 119805
Crowd Control Tool goes into effect this weekend on
Sunday. July 26, 2020. This ordinance bans Seattle Police
officers the use of less lethal tools. including pepper
spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have
turned violent. Simply put. the legislation gives officers
NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the
midst of a large, violent crowd.

It is important to bring to your attention that yesterday.
I sent the City Council a letter ensuring them that as the
Chief of Police, I have done my due diligence of informing
them numerous times of the foreseeable impact of this
ordinance on upcoming events. The letter is attached for
your reference.

For these reasons, Seattle Police will have an adjusted
deployment in response to any demonstrations this weekend
– as I will never ask our officers to risk their personal
safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a
safe way.

Sincerely,

Carmen Best
Chief of Police

 

 

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