Ugh. Seattle Cops Sue to Block Rules Intended to Stop Excessive Force

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1
4 of these officers on this list have shot and killed people since John T. Williams was murdered by SPD!!!
2
"mental gymnastics wholly unreasonable in light of the dangerous and fast evolving circumstances"

Oh shit, woodcarver has a tiny knife BLAM BLAM BLAM
3
Dom - "The suit asks a federal just to freeze the force regulations..."

Possibly you meant "federal justice" ? Sorry to nitpick :D
4
I'm guessing that the US AG doesn't give a ratsass about contract negotiations.
I'll guess the response will ignore that small town bullshit.
5
Their second amendment rights are being violated somehow.
6
Fucking fire the whole lot of them & start over!

I know that will never happen, but one can dream...
7
Not sure what to make of the fact that the overwhelming majority of those signing on to this are from the north precinct. A hotbed of unreconstructed Bull Connors? Command staff in other precincts put the kibosh on sign-on efforts?
8
@6: something close to that could happen, the DOJ can take over a local police department.
9
And they guy we're counting on to stand up to this shit is Ed Murray. We are so fucked.
10
Well, now we have a blueprint to start cleaning house at SPD. Fire all 126 of 'em, that's a good start. If you don't want reform, you're working in the wrong place.
11
@2 You're just being ridiculous. When you exaggerate like that, your point gets..

...JESUS CHRIST! HE'S STILL MOVING...
BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
12
They can probably expect legal protection against retaliatory firings.

However, the new chief should shove the regulations right in their face, and if they don't like it they can quit. They are city employees, and the city will decide how this town is policed, not the unions. The right mayor would bring this point home. Sadly, I don't think we have one.

The union for high-ranking officers is suing to prevent the new chief from hiring out an outside assistant chief. So basically the police unions have declared war against the city management.
14
How nice of them to provide a list of the first 126 officers who should be outfitted with foot patrol-type body cameras that can't be turned off.
15
Police officers serve ultimately at the pleasure of the chief, the mayor and the public.

Washington State and the City of Seattle need to CHANGE THE LAW so that the city can REQUIRE police officers to live within the city where they are employed to serve.

Hiring police officers to serve Seattle who then choose to live miles and miles away in other cities and counties creates a negative disconnect between them and the community they are meant to serve. This disconnect needs to end.

We pay these officers a salary reflective not only of their job, but also of the cost of living in Seattle. If we're not going to require them to live in the community where they serve, we should at least reduce their salaries to reflect their real cost of living outside the city. If they don't want to live here, we shouldn't pay them as if they do.

To the officers that joined this lawsuit, you are part of the problem. While we don't know if you are all simply cowards or sociopathic killers who don't like being told "no, stop or don't," we do know you've taken the wrong position against your community. If you can't or won't serve the city of Seattle according to the standard set by the city and its people, you deserve to be relieved of duty.

The people of Seattle are tired of paying for a police force that serves their own self-serving agenda - the communities of Seattle be damned for all you care. And, we're tired of the good officers who live in this community and serve it well having their reputation soiled by the cowards and liars that dare to wear the badge and stand beside them.

If it takes the DOJ to give this city the leadership and courage that it is so obviously lacking to do the right thing, so be it.
16
Sigh... I can't believe I'm saying this...

It's time to break that union. Force them out on strike and then fire the whole shebang and train up a new department from scratch, with senior officers hired from other departments. If you can identify keepers from the old department, then keep them. Fill in any temporary gaps with a private security firm. Just don't let Blackwater drive around with jeep-mounted miniguns and you should be okay.
17
Fire the lot.. Just like with the Baathists in Iraq, we need a clean sweep. These spoiled brats are unreconstructable. It would be more efficient to train new recruits in modern policing. Nobody in the current SPD should be allowed in the new SPD without strict vetting.
18
So they can provide documentation of all the SPD officers who have died in the line of duty since this DOJ business began, right?
19

where can i view the SOG's union newspaper?
20
SPOG
21
@19/20

I was wondering that as well, and found this -

https://mocek.org/blog/2011/05/05/police…

Looks like the short answer is that you can't, although there are google cache's as well as issues at archive.org

The SPOG site does not allow access to 'The Guardian' except to registered users, and it appears to be necessary to be officer to register.
22
Sweet Jeebus anyone read the actual lawsuit? It's comical. Like some guy who has watched too many episodes of The Practice wrote it in his spare time. A 1L law student wouldn't write something this bad. This has to be a joke. Stay classy SPD. I want to support my local beat cops but sometimes they make it so difficult.
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Section 5F - "Plaintiffs Seek Attorney Fees"

"Plaintiffs currently represent themselves pro se because of the overwhelming cost..." "...We have had the benefit of a DC-based former civil rights attorney to consult and assist us..."

So yeah, written by some of the cops involved, and they're looking to bankroll an in State attorney with the complaint.
24
@21: awesome.
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@16, you're right, and I can't believe I'm saying that either. Except the SPOG is not a union; it's a mafia protection gang.
26
They not only claim they're representing themselves, they are LEGALLY representing themselves. They've filed this case pro se, meaning as individuals with no legal representation because, they claim, it would be too expensive to hire an attorney. I doubt if they could find an attorney.

Remember that anyone can file a suit. That doesn't mean it will survive in court; there are any number of reasons it could be dismissed.
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If you didn't read @15 because they're unregistered, I'm sharing that post. I think it's a valuable contribution to this conversation:

Police officers serve ultimately at the pleasure of the chief, the mayor and the public.

Washington State and the City of Seattle need to CHANGE THE LAW so that the city can REQUIRE police officers to live within the city where they are employed to serve.

Hiring police officers to serve Seattle who then choose to live miles and miles away in other cities and counties creates a negative disconnect between them and the community they are meant to serve. This disconnect needs to end.

We pay these officers a salary reflective not only of their job, but also of the cost of living in Seattle. If we're not going to require them to live in the community where they serve, we should at least reduce their salaries to reflect their real cost of living outside the city. If they don't want to live here, we shouldn't pay them as if they do.

To the officers that joined this lawsuit, you are part of the problem. While we don't know if you are all simply cowards or sociopathic killers who don't like being told "no, stop or don't," we do know you've taken the wrong position against your community. If you can't or won't serve the city of Seattle according to the standard set by the city and its people, you deserve to be relieved of duty.

The people of Seattle are tired of paying for a police force that serves their own self-serving agenda - the communities of Seattle be damned for all you care. And, we're tired of the good officers who live in this community and serve it well having their reputation soiled by the cowards and liars that dare to wear the badge and stand beside them.

If it takes the DOJ to give this city the leadership and courage that it is so obviously lacking to do the right thing, so be it.

@15, thanks.
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Murray, in a terse statement issued Wednesday afternoon, said he has yet to review the lawsuit and it would be inappropriate to immediately comment.

“But I will say: the Seattle Police Department is under a federally-mandated court order, in part because of a disturbing pattern of unnecessary use of force and other forms of unconstitutional policing,” Murray said.

“The police department will comply with that court order. The City of Seattle will not fight the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. This is not the 1960s.”
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1. SPOG didn't file the suit and isn't a part to it, and for good reason. If you read it, you'll recognize it's a joke and is going to get tossed out in about 5 minutes. I don't see how it's fair to blame a union fior something they're not involved in.

2. For those of you that want a residency requirement for SPD officers, be careful what you wish for. Right now whatever political pull they have is diffused by the fact that many of them don't live in Seattle. If all the sudden you add a thousand people, plus their spouses or significant others, to the city's voter rolls, you're actually *increasing* the political power of the union.
30
@29

You're political theory could not be more problematic; it is devoid of a basic understanding of human sociology and psychology.

By allowing officers to segregate themselves from the community they serve, you invite into the police force those who despise the people of Seattle and would never live here, but who are more than glad to collect the bigger paycheck with the cost of living adjustment and simply live as far away from the city that they hate as they can.

Requiring officers to live among the community they serve will weed out the worst of the city's haters and force officers who have previously avoided forming social connections here to see themselves as one of the people in Seattle instead of separate and different from them.

It will also help the community to see our better officers as true members of the community rather than an employee.

If the officers in the union have to live here as one among the community they serve, their perspective would become informed by that experience the same as any other member of the community.

...and that is worth wishing for.
31
Reminiscent of the AMA's reaction to Nixon's attempts to expand Medicaid. They dug in their heels and declared that they were in it for the money (despite a large % of membership getting their degrees from GI Bills & state schools).
40 years later, and docs are swimming in debt & paperwork because everyone else noticed they were making piles of money.

These SPD officers have declared that they are in it for the bloodlust. They shouldn't be surprised at the eventual consequences - Americans are armed to the teeth.
32
@Seattle cops.

Who would want this job? You deal with crazy deluded, begging smelly people all day. And then you have deal with the homeless folks as well?

Any one of you will whine and whimper if a cop takes 5 minutes to get to you when your purse is stolen (and most of you aren't even women). But when a policeman says hello in passing you on the street it's harassment.

A job policing you deviant overgrown toddlers? There isn't enough money in the world.

And nobody with the sense and integrity to make a good cop has the least desire to actually live in Seattle. Filthy, noisy, and filled with people like you? God no!
33
@32 you are right, no one with that attitude should be police - if you hate a city and it's people, we have a bad fit and it's time to move on. You make a good argument for dissolving the force.
34
@31 Oh seattleblues, if you think everyone in Seattle is a deviant overgrown toddler, you clearly don't know this city.
35
@30 - historically, residency requirements were used largely to create political machines. There were always other superficial reasons given for the residency requirement, but the end result was to create political power. Whatever you think would happen, that would be the end result here.

And let's talk about your argument about building connections with the community. Do you really think that when an officer is told "I'm going to fucking kill you and your family" that they are somehow going to want to build a connection with that person by living in the city? That's asinine.
36
@35, That's always been the excuse for commuter cops, but the reality is that the cops make enough money to not live in high crime areas and the city is big enough that they're unlikely to even live in the same neighborhood as their beat. Small town cops live in town and it's rarely an issue there even though you wouldn't have the anonymity that you would in a larger city.
The problem with having cops that commute in is that they don't give a shit what happens in the city. They're the occupiers policing the indigenous population. I live here. I give a shit. I don't care nearly as much about Kent or Renton. That's basic human nature.
Another problem with the commuter cop or fireman is what happens in a natural disaster. When SF had their earthquake most of their firemen and cops weren't even able to get to SF from where they lived in Oakland. When they needed them the most, most were unavailable.
37
Fire them all, then fire the rest.
38
WHERE IS IAN BURKE? I am of the opinion that the public has a right to know.
39
@36 - I'm not saying a residency requirement is wrong. There's pluses and minuses to both sides. I'm just saying that the assumption that implementing a residency requirement would somehow reduce the political power of those employees is probably not realistic. Rather than reducing the power of public employee unions, it arguably increases it.
40
@38
WHERE IS IAN BURKE?
Burke no longer works for the SPD. He was, however, not fired, he resigned.
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After some OCR and a bit of stream editing, here's a CSV list of the 126 plaintiffs:

job_title, name, serial_number, location
Officer, Michael Severance, 2866, North Precinct
Officer, Dale W. Umpleby, 4052, North Precinct
Officer, Richard Heintz, 4219, Southwest Precinct
Officer, Richard Heintz, 4219, South West Precinct
Officer, Jon Emerick, 4326, North Precinct
Officer, Curt E. Wilson, 4505, SPD Range
Sergeant, Ariel Vela, 4727, North Precinct
Officer, Adolph Torrescano, 4743, SPD Range
Officer, Ernest T. Hall, 4792, North Precinct
Detective, Timothy J Wear, 4900, North Precinct
Officer, A. Sheheen, 4916, North Precinct
Sergeant, Paul Pendergrass, 4942, North Precinct
Detective, Theresa Emerick, 5002, North Precinct
Officer, Lori K. Aagard, 5011, East Precinct
Sergeant, Ron Martin, 5041, North Precinct
Officer, Erik Johnson, 5116, North Precinct
Officer, Michael R. Washington, 5143, East Precinct
Officer, Rusty L. Leslie, 5209, North Precinct
Officer, Jack H. Bailey, 5230, East Precinct
Sergeant, Theodore G. Visaya, 5237, East Precinct
Officer, Donald D. Bolton, 5256, East Precinct
Officer, Richard W. Pruitt, 5346, SPD Range
Officer, Christopher Myers, 5452, West Precinct
Officer, Randy R. Ellis, 5514, East Precinct
Officer, Robert Burk, 5516, North Precinct
Officer, George Baseley, 5571, North Precinct
Officer, Salvatore DiTusa, 5668, North Precinct
Officer, Clarke D. Chase, 5709, North Precinct
Officer, Randall Hlga, 5740, North Precinct
Officer, Curtis Gerry, 5823, SPD Range
Officer, Steven E. Pomper, 5827, East Precinct
Officer, Suzanne M. Parton, 5830, North Precinct
Officer, Sean Hamlin, 5833, North Precinct
Officer, Steven L. Berg, 5834, North Precinct
Officer, Jeffery Johnson, 5845, North Precinct
Officer, Robert Stevenson, 5859, North Precinct
Officer, John L. Farrar, 5922, North Precinct
Officer, Bridget Hillan, 5938, North Precinct
Officer, Lance Basney, 5947, North Precinct
Officer, Brian Hanson, 5954, North Precinct
Officer, Steve Kim, 5955, North Precinct
Officer, Steve Clark, 5987, North Precinct
Officer, Joseph Mahar, 5992, North Precinct
Officer, Aaron Stoltz, 6073, East Precinct
Officer, Bon Willis, 6081, North Precinct
Officer, Karen G. Pio, 6088, North Precinct
Officer, Alfred R.I Warner, 6162, East Precinct
Officer, AJ Marks, 6179, North Precinct
Officer, Sjon Stevens, 6180, North Precinct
Officer, Jeff Mitchell, 6181, North Precinct
Officer, Robert B. Brown, 6194, North Precinct
Officer, Cynthia Whitlatch, 6229, East Precinct
Officer, Jonard A. Legaspi, 6231, SPD Range
Officer, Ted Cablayan, 6236, North Precinct
Officer, Gretchen Hughes, 6237, North Precinct
Officer, Jessica Taylor, 6273, North Precinct
Detective, Donald L. Waters, 6287, SPD Range
Officer, John D. Smith, 6291, North Precinct
Officer, Robert Mahoney, 6296, North Precinct
Officer, Gilles Montaron, 6382, North Precinct
Officer, Richard A. McAuliffe, 6403, North Precinct
Officer, David White, 6404, North Precinct
Officer, Michael Gonzalez, 6412, North Precinct
Officer, Christopher J. Anderson, 6609, North Precinct
Officer, Weldon C Boyland, 6635, North Precinct
Officer, Vernon Kelley, 6662, North Precinct
Officer, Oscar Gardea, 6680, North Precinct
Officer, Ronald J. Campbell, 6693, East Precinct
Officer, Eugene Schubeck, 6696, North Precinct
Officer, Leon J. Towne, 6697, North Precinct
Officer, Adam Elias, 6726, North Precinct
Officer, James G. Thomsen, 6738, SPD Range
Officer, Tim Owens, 6748, North Precinct
Officer, Ennis Roberson, 6759, North Precinct
Officer, Bryan Kennedy, 6768, North Precinct
Officer, Jeffrey C. Page, 6845, North Precinct
Officer, Brian Kokesh, 6851, North Precinct
Officer, Leroy Outlaw, 6854, North Precinct
Officer, Jason Hoppers, 6863, North Precinct
Officer, David M. Harrington, 6875, North Precinct
Officer, Joseph Stankovich, 6878, North Precinct
Officer, Terry Whaten, 6879, North Precinct
Officer, William K. Campbell, 6887, East Precinct
Officer, Ryan Beck, 6898, North Precinct
Officer, Trent Schroeder, 6900, North Precinct
Officer, Shelly San Miguel, 6910, North Precinct
Officer, Derek B Norton, 6917, North Precinct
Officer, Jose Silva, 6919, East Precinct
Officer, Timothy Jones, 6935, North Precinct
Officer, Christopher Coles, 6940, East Precinct
Officer, Shannon Waldorf, 6950, North Precinct
Officer, Michael A. Lamed, 6955, North Precinct
Officer, Todd M. Nelson, 7358, North Precinct
Officer, Tyler P. Speer, 7415, North Precinct
Officer, Audi A. Acuesta, 7417, North Precinct
Officer, Louis Chan, 7424, North Precinct
Officer, Jason Dewey, 7426, North Precinct
Officer, Thomas Heller, 7427, North Precinct
Officer, Tabitha Sexton, 7430, North Precinct
Officer, Adam Beatty, 7453, North Precinct
Officer, Nathan Lemberg, 7456, North Precinct
Officer, Llliya A. Nesteruk, 7489, North Precinct
Officer, Michael Spaulding, 7491, North Precinct
Officer, Brian Whicker, 7492, North Precinct
Officer, Eric F. Whitehead, 7493, North Precinct
Officer, Alan Richards, 7497, North Precinct
Officer, TJ San Miguel, 7506, North Precinct
Officer, Jeffrey Swenson, 7507, North Precinct
Officer, Jonathan Reese, 7533, North Precinct
Officer, Tyler Getts, 7537, North Precinct
Officer, Steven Stone, 7540, North Precinct
Officer, Henry Feldman, 7548, North Precinct
Officer, Ryan Kennard, 7555, North Precinct
Officer, Joshua Goodwin, 7564, North Precinct
Officer, Nina M. Jones, 7567, North Precinct
Officer, Nina M. Jones, 7567, North Precinct
Officer, Kieran Barton, 7568, North Precinct
Officer, Brien Escalante, 7580, North Precinct
Officer, Anthony Jones Reynolds, 7585, South Precinct
Officer, Anthony J. Reynolds, 7585, South Precinct
Officer, Cliff Borjeson, 7597, North Precinct
Officer, William McCowan, 7607, North Precinct
Officer, Ryan Eliis, 7612, North Precinct
Officer, Brett Willet, 7615, North Precinct
Officer, Tomas Trykar, 7616, North Precinct
Officer, Austin Davis, 7617, North Precinct
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Richard Heintz #4219, Nina M. Jones #7567, and Anthony Jones Reynolds #7585 each signed twice, so there are actually 123 plaintiffs.
43
@41

Uhhh, thanks I guess, but what is the utility of this list?
44
Phil, how are we intended to make use of this list? Thanks for the effort that went into compiling it, but I'm unsure of what I can do with it.
45
Oh sure, now my first post shows up for fucks sake... sorry for the dupe post...
46
I filtered SPD's 2012 roster using the above 123 serial numbers, and after the following modifications, which assume the roster, not the numbers OCR'd from the complaint, is correct:

* Ron Martin is 5014, not 5041
* Aaron Stoltz is 6079, not 6073
* Dale Umpleby is 4852, not 4052

I arrived at the following:

Serial,Name,Rank/Title Description,Unit,UnitDescription
5011,"Aagard, Lori K.",Police Officer,B242C,East Pct 2Nd W - Charlie
7417,"Acuesta, Audi A",Police Officer,B122U,North Pct 2Nd W - Union
6609,"Anderson, Chris J.",Police Officer,B123B,North Pct 3Rd W - Boy
5230,"Bailey, Jack H",Police Officer,B242C,East Pct 2Nd W - Charlie
7568,"Barton, Kieran J.",Police Officer,B121L,North Pct 1St W - Lincoln
5571,"Baseley, George A",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
5947,"Basney, Lance T",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
7453,"Beatty, Adam D",Police Officer,B122L,North Pct 2Nd W - Lincoln
6898,"Beck, Ryan O",Police Officer,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
5834,"Berg, Steven L",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
5256,"Bolton, Donald D",Police Officer,B242X,East Pct 2Nd W - Unavail Personnel
7597,"Borjeson, Cliff J.",Police Officer,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
6635,"Boyland, Weldon C",Police Officer,B122U,North Pct 2Nd W - Union
6194,"Brown, Robert B",Police Officer,B122Z,North Pct 2Nd W - Relief Sgts
5516,"Burk, Robert C",Police Officer,B732B,General Investigations - Administration Squad
6236,"Cablayan, Ted",Police Officer,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
6693,"Campbell, Ronald J",Police Officer,B242G,East Pct 2Nd W - George
6887,"Campbell, William K",Police Officer,B242T,East Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7424,"Chan, Louis Kenneth_Jr",Police Officer,B123B,North Pct 3Rd W - Boy
5709,"Chase, Clark D",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
5987,"Clark, Stephen L",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
6940,"Coles, Chris",Police Officer,B242B,East Pct 2Nd W - Beats
7617,"Davis, Austin D.",Police Student Officer,C361F,Field Training Detail
7426,"Dewey, Jason A",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
5668,"Ditusa, Salvatore J_Jr",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
6726,"Elias, Adam J",Police Officer,B123J,North Pct 3Rd W - John
5514,"Ellis, Randy R",Police Officer,B242T,East Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7612,"Ellis, Ryan G.",Police Student Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
4326,"Emerick, Jon T",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
5002,"Emerick, Theresa C",Police Officer Detective,B249D,East Pct Ops - Burg/Theft
7580,"Escalante, Brien",Police Officer,B122L,North Pct 2Nd W - Lincoln
5922,"Farrar, John L",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
7548,"Feldmann, Henry J.",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
6680,"Gardea, Oscar M",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
5823,"Gerry, Curtis T",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
7537,"Getts, Tyler D",Police Officer,B121B,North Pct 1St W - Boy
6412,"Gonzalez, Michael D",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7564,"Goodwin, Joshua J.",Police Officer,B122Z,North Pct 2Nd W - Relief Sgts
4792,"Hall, Ernest T",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
5833,"Hamlin, Sean R",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
5954,"Hanson, Brian T",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
6875,"Harrington, David M",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
4219,"Heintz, Richard B",Police Officer,B252P,Southwest Pct 2Nd W - Pct Support
7427,"Heller, Thomas S",Police Officer,B123V,North Pct 3Rd W - V/Relief Squad
5740,"Higa, Randall M",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
5938,"Hillan, Bridget Kathleen",Police Officer,B122U,North Pct 2Nd W - Union
6863,"Hoppers, Jason M",Police Officer,B121B,North Pct 1St W - Boy
6237,"Hughes, Gretchen K",Police Officer,B123T,North Pct 3Rd W - T/Relief Squad
5116,"Johnson, Erik H",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
5845,"Johnson, Jeffrey T",Police Officer,B121B,North Pct 1St W - Boy
7567,"Jones, Nina M",Police Officer,B121J,North Pct 1St W - John
6935,"Jones, Timothy P",Police Officer,B123V,North Pct 3Rd W - V/Relief Squad
6662,"Kelley, Vernon D",Police Officer,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
7555,"Kennard, Ryan M",Police Officer,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
6768,"Kennedy, Bryan J",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
5955,"Kim, Steven Ser",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
6851,"Kokesh, Brian M",Acting Police Sergeant,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
6955,"Larned, Michael A",Police Officer,B121J,North Pct 1St W - John
6231,"Legaspi, Jonard A",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
7456,"Lemberg, Nathan A",Police Officer,B123T,North Pct 3Rd W - T/Relief Squad
5209,"Leslie, Rusty Lee",Police Officer,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
7506,"Mabry, Taralee J",Police Officer,B123U,North Pct 3Rd W - Union
5992,"Mahar, Joseph P",Police Officer,B122U,North Pct 2Nd W - Union
6296,"Mahoney, Rob",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
6179,"Marks, A. J.",Police Officer,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
5014,"Martin, Ronald A",Police Sergeant,B123J,North Pct 3Rd W - John
6403,"Mcauliffe, Richard A",Police Officer,B122L,North Pct 2Nd W - Lincoln
7607,"Mccowan, William D",Police Officer,B123B,North Pct 3Rd W - Boy
6181,"Mitchell, Jeffrey M",Acting Police Sergeant,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
6382,"Montaron, Gilles V",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
5452,"Myers, Christopher S",Police Officer,B113K,West Pct 3Rd W - King
7358,"Nelson, Todd M",Police Student Officer,B123J,North Pct 3Rd W - John
7489,"Nesteruk, Liliya Andreyev",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
6917,"Norton, Derek B",Police Officer,B121L,North Pct 1St W - Lincoln
6854,"Outlaw, Leroy Iii",Police Officer,B121L,North Pct 1St W - Lincoln
6748,"Owens, Tim G",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
6845,"Page, Jeffrey C",Police Officer,B129B,North Pct Ops - Act Night
5830,"Parton, Suzanne M",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
4942,"Pendergrass, Paul",Police Sergeant,B123U,North Pct 3Rd W - Union
6088,"Pio, Karen G",Acting Police Sergeant,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
5827,"Pomper, Steven E",Police Officer,B242C,East Pct 2Nd W - Charlie
5346,"Pruitt, Richard W",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
7533,"Reese, Jonathan A",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
7585,"Reynolds, Anthony J",Police Officer,B231S,South Pct 1St W - Sam
7497,"Richards, Alan K.",Police Officer,B123U,North Pct 3Rd W - Union
6759,"Roberson, Ennis James_Iii",Police Officer,B121L,North Pct 1St W - Lincoln
6910,"San Miguel, Shelley A",Police Officer,B123U,North Pct 3Rd W - Union
6900,"Schroeder, Trent P",Police Officer,B123U,North Pct 3Rd W - Union
6696,"Schubeck, Eugene Louis",Police Officer,B121N,North Pct 1St W - Nora
2866,"Severance, Michael G",Police Officer,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
7430,"Sexton, Tabitha J",Police Officer,B123L,North Pct 3Rd W - Lincoln
4916,"Sheheen, Allen R",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
6919,"Silva, Jose R",Police Officer,B242B,East Pct 2Nd W - Beats
6291,"Smith, John David",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
7491,"Spaulding, Michael B",Police Officer,B123T,North Pct 3Rd W - T/Relief Squad
7415,"Speer, Tyler P",Police Officer,B123B,North Pct 3Rd W - Boy
6878,"Stankovich, Joseph",Police Officer,B122U,North Pct 2Nd W - Union
5859,"Stevenson, Robert C",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
6180,"Stevens, Sjon C.",Police Officer,B122Z,North Pct 2Nd W - Relief Sgts
6079,"Stoltz, Aaron J",Police Officer,B242T,East Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7540,"Stone, Steven O",Police Officer,B123N,North Pct 3Rd W - Nora
7507,"Swenson, Jeffrey E",Police Officer,B123T,North Pct 3Rd W - T/Relief Squad
6273,"Taylor, Jessica M",Police Officer,B122V,North Pct 2Nd W - V/Relief Squad
6738,"Thomsen, James G",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
4743,"Torrescano, Adolph C",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
6697,"Towne, Leon J",Police Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
7616,"Trykar, Tomas",Police Student Officer,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
4852,"Umpleby, Dale W",Police Officer,B122L,North Pct 2Nd W - Lincoln
4727,"Vela, Ariel",Police Sergeant,B122B,North Pct 2Nd W - Boy
5237,"Visaya, Theodore G",Police Sergeant,B242C,East Pct 2Nd W - Charlie
6950,"Waldorf, Shannon M",Police Officer,B123J,North Pct 3Rd W - John
6162,"Warner, Alfred R",Police Officer,B242T,East Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
5143,"Washington, Michael R",Police Officer,B242C,East Pct 2Nd W - Charlie
6287,"Waters, Donald L",Police Officer,B712G,Gang Squad A
4900,"Wear, Timothy J",Police Officer,B122L,North Pct 2Nd W - Lincoln
6879,"Whalen, Terry S",Police Officer,B122N,North Pct 2Nd W - Nora
7492,"Whicker, Brian M",Police Officer,B123T,North Pct 3Rd W - T/Relief Squad
6404,"White, David D",Police Officer,B122T,North Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7493,"Whitehead, Eric F",Police Officer,B121L,North Pct 1St W - Lincoln
6229,"Whitlatch, Cynthia A",Police Officer,B242T,East Pct 2Nd W - T/Relief Squad
7615,"Willet, Brett J.",Police Student Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
6081,"Willis, Ron M",Police Officer,B122J,North Pct 2Nd W - John
4505,"Wilson, Curt E",Police Officer,C361R,Firearms Training
47
@44: Google knows what to do with it. Others might be interested, as well.
48
@35, 39

The Seattle Police Department has just over 1,300 sworn officers and approximately 533 civilian personnel.

King Country has over 1.1million registered voters with a participation rate in the 2012 general election of approximately 84%. The overwhelming majority of those voters are in Seattle.

Seattle is by no real measure a reflection of the realities to which you refer and imagine it to be from 19th and early 20th century America.

A police force that represents less than ONE PERCENT of the registered voters that participated in the last major, general election is NOT a "political machine" by any stretch of the imagination.

And the union would be no more powerful with officers required to live in the city than it is now with most living outside of it.

Conjure whatever version of reality you want from any available orifice, but the data out here in the real world simply doesn't support your position.

Feel free to return to whatever games or movies that inform your point of view.

Oh, one question: You don't actually live in Seattle, do you?
49
Officer, Rusty L. Leslie, 5209, North Precinct

He used to roll up to Northgate Mall and try and get with the female security guards (not to mention many other objectionable acts while on duty). Not surprised he is on that roster.
50
@47: Also, look at the trends that emerged: 25% of the plaintiffs are from relief squads. 75% are from the North Precinct. Somebody might want to cross-reference voter registration records and find out if the plaintiff's home addresses are geographically similar.
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@50 Are Officers of the north precinct known as being particularly violent or otherwise problematic? More so than the west and east precincts?
53
@31:you have most definitely hit the red: all one need do is look at the bacKKKground of many of the coppigs:Straight Outta Klanazi Kompounds ( "Whites" -Only SSuburbs and other CONmunities -- http://www.census.gov , http://www.splcenter.org ).
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@41, 46

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Phil M., it looks like you threw up on the SLOG.

Interesting pattern in the data, though.

Hmm...it would be even more interesting to see what other patterns emerge from the data when overlaid with current census data and election commission data for the community, wouldn't it?

Do you think the North Precinct would be in a better mood if they weren't tripping over each other every day in a facility that is less than half the size they need while they wait for the City of Seattle to get its butt in gear and build the new one?

Hmm...
55
The Stranger should publish the names and photographs of every officer involved in this lawsuit. The people of Seattle deserve to know who the most violent and dangerous officers on the force are.
56
@52 "do a Maurice Clemons on that pig"

... Yeah, I was wondering in what socially respectful and responsible manner the compiled home addresses of police officers could be used in, as Phil M. seems to be advocating while refusing to give specifics on his proposed action, saying only "google knows".

57
^ Errr. 51, now pulled. Must need more coffee.
58
Their neighbors should know they have violent thugs living next door. Businesses should refuse to serve them and their neighbors should refuse to speak to them.
59
Is Seattle aware that a lot of people refuse to enter their borders now?
Everyone I know says "No, thanks".
Know why? Come on, guess.
That's right.
60
@56: If someone searches the Web for the name and/or badge number of one of the plaintiffs, it's now more likely than before that the he or she will discover that the person was part of this lawsuit. As for voter registration: I'm curious about things like whether the plaintiffs tend to live in a particular area (or not in a particular area, such as Seattle).
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@60 I don't get it. Do you feel that an officer who lives in Kent or some outlying area is more prone to violence? Or has less of an interest in the societal expectations of the people in Seattle? Are we looking to see if they all live on some extremist militia compound with their 7 wives each?

As for a web search of an officers name and/or badge, how would the information be relevant? A public records search will identify the plaintiffs in any civil suit.

I still don't see the need for this list, or understand a use for it beyond the possible harassment of officers and their families at home. Is that the point? To harass them and their families at home and make them sorry they filed this suit?
62
@61 Well, for one thing, Phil has done a service for the new chief, preparing a nice, alphabetized list of some officers who might need extra oversight. Also, if any of their disciplinary records or incidents are public, some diligent reporter could cross-reference them and maybe write an article about SPD's malevolent underbelly.
63
If you don't read the whole thing, read starting at #7 on page 6. Officers state they are CHOOSING to no longer respond to calls and CHOOSING to ignore requests for back up by their fellow officers. They avoid acting in a 'reasonable response' or otherwise 'do nothing' when there is a threat to public safety.
64
@62

The list of plaintiffs is available on a dozen news sites - none of whom recommend using the information to look up the involved officers home address. Why the interest past the plaintiffs list in the officers home address? Why not just come out and say you're looking to make the case that commuter cops are -(theory here)-, if that's what you have in mind?

What exactly could you show if all 123 officers live outside the city? A propensity of suburbanites to use the legal framework we have available as americans when we feel our rights are threatened?

This lawsuit is awesome, it lets these officers bring the fact that they feel they can not do their jobs without bullying and violence as first tactic into a legal and on-the-record forum. I really want them to keep filing more of this stuff FFS, don't scare them off!!
65
RE Officer Rusty Leslie, noted by #49, a DUI in 2006, and some sort of relationship with an employee of a strip club that was then under investigation for all kinds of sordid activity in 2005, sustaining a finding of conduct unbecoming an officer after having been seen engaging in very public display of affection with said employee, while in uniform, next to his patrol car, in the famous Ricks parking lot. (2005)

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2…

Drunk Driving, Dec. 15, 2006 --ARRESTING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol

BLOOD-ALCOHOL RESULT: .181--OUTCOME: 30-day job suspension; deferred prosecution, license not suspended.

Upon being stopped, he immediately told the trooper, "I have a gun in the truck," while also showing Seattle police ID card. When the trooper asked where his weapon was, Leslie admitted, "It's not on me." A fellow police officer was a passenger in Leslie's truck. After being arrested, Leslie told the trooper, "You just ruined a career."

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fr…

A real credit to the force, that Officer Leslie
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RE Officer Rusty Leslie, noted by #49, a DUI in 2006, and some sort of relationship with an employee of a strip club that was then under investigation for all kinds of sordid activity in 2005, sustaining a finding of conduct unbecoming an officer after having been seen engaging in very public display of affection with said employee, while in uniform, next to his patrol car, in the famous Ricks parking lot. (2005)

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2…

Drunk Driving, Dec. 15, 2006 --ARRESTING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol

BLOOD-ALCOHOL RESULT: .181--OUTCOME: 30-day job suspension; deferred prosecution, license not suspended.

Upon being stopped, he immediately told the trooper, "I have a gun in the truck," while also showing Seattle police ID card. When the trooper asked where his weapon was, Leslie admitted, "It's not on me." A fellow police officer was a passenger in Leslie's truck. After being arrested, Leslie told the trooper, "You just ruined a career."

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Fr…

A real credit to the force, that Officer Leslie
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Re 66

I forgot to mention Officer Leslie's use of force

"This was the case for James Anderson. He was outside a West Seattle restaurant in 1988 with friends who had been involved in a fight, when he was struck in the face by Officer Rusty Leslie. The blow broke his jaw. His mouth had to be wired shut, and he was out of work for a month. He had been charged with no crime"

Leslie was found to have used excessive force, but the finding was overturned on appeal.

Testimony in ths incedent included that of Police Chief Fitzsimons, who described a similar incident in which Officer Leslie "happened to hit someone in the face with a gun [because] it was the only thing he had in his hand"

Not saying that all the signators on the filing are problem cops. but they sure will be fun to google

http://wafreepress.org/08/Follow.html
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@64: Phil did not publish the signers' home addresses.
69
Thank you plash for posting that. I forgot about ALL of those stories. Just my (and my coworkers') personal interactions with him day-to-day. This was a good 10 years ago, a past far behind me. But there are very sordid details about that officer that clearly go back for decades.

To be honest, I can't believe he still has his badge. I have several friends that are cops. Yeah they like to drink while off duty, but do it in a mature, responsible fashion - and are GOOD respectful guys who live in the city and appreciate what differences they make. I have to say in Leslie's instance, it is the badge that has bloated his ego.
70
Oh yeah, re: 65,66,67
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please sign my petition against stupid cops. man these guys qualify!
they allege the regulations require cops to "under-react to threats of harm until we have no choice but to overreact..." LOLS -- limbic system fully engaged, no frontal cortex neurons firing.
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Pol…