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SW Precinct boarded up as a precaution against protestors; Chief Best sends letter detailing loss of non lethal tools
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Photo by Patrick Robinson   Fri, 07/24/2020 Carmen Best, Chief of Police sent out a letter to businesses, Seattle City Council and the community in light of potential protests that are thought to be staged this weekend. As part of the preparations she outlines, all precincts are being boarded up. A crew from Herzog Glass was busy adding plywood to all lower windows at the SW Precinct exterior on Friday. This is a purely precautionary measure and in response to what Chief Best characterizes as being denied the use of even non-lethal tools to "safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large violent crowd." Her letter states: 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. 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