A veteran Seattle police officer is under investigation after fellow officers reported he used excessive force and engaged in unprofessional conduct while responding to a disturbance Thursday night in South Seattle.
Whitcomb said Powell's actions were immediately reported by officers at the scene.
"We want people to understand that the officers on scene saw things that were unprofessional and saw what they thought was excessive use of force and they notified their boss, who notified the chain of command and immediate action was taken," Whitcomb said.
Police initially said that other officers who responded to the shooting call reported that Powell had used excessive force and engaged in unprofessional conduct at the scene.
But police later revised their account, saying no other officer reported the conduct. Rather, a sergeant who routinely screened the arrest learned of it when he asked Powell's partner what had happened.
The partner told the sergeant to ask Powell, and when he did, Powell explained what had happened, police said.
When police responded to Akers’ call, they found her smoking marijuana with three teenage boys, officers said.
“It’s hard to put into words the level of intelligence that goes along with this,” said Butcher. “No brains at all.”
The Payscale Index reported that those in the media industry — which includes public relations jobs, entertainers and performers and media and communication workers — saw a wage increase of 4.6 percent between 2011 and 2012. This is higher than the 4.4 percent that those with IT jobs experienced.
“It is sobering to think that a Christian member of Congress [Bachmann] would betray her testimony to the Lord and the public by withholding earned wages from deserving staff,” Waldron added.
Seattle High School Teachers Vote to Refuse Standardized MAP Tests
The entire faculty of a Seattle-area high school has voted to refuse giving students a standardized test used in teacher evaluations. In a unanimous decision that is likely the first of its kind nationwide, teachers at Garfield High School said the MAP tests are a waste of time, money and resources that are then unfairly used to grade their performance.
Jesse Hagopian: "Today isn’t just about testing in general; it’s about a particularly flawed test."
Kit McCormick: "And I just see no use for it at all. And so, I’m not going to do it."
Writing on her website, former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch said the vote could have national ramifications for showing teachers "There is strength in unity and that they do not have to endure unethical demands with passivity and resignation."