International District icon and Seattle resident Donnie Chin was shot and killed in the early hours of July 23. As the investigation continues, members of Chin’s family and community remain in the dark about the status of the investigation despite a commitment from the Seattle Police Department to provide progress updates.
State and local public officials have invited Seattle Police Deputy Chief Carmen Best, who will be in attendance, to update the community at a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Nagomi Teahouse.
“We all seek justice for Donnie’s murder,” said Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D-Seattle). “While we recognize these kinds of investigations take time, we are troubled by the SPD’s lack of ongoing communication with the family and the community about the progress of their work and about how we can help. I hope our deputy chief of police will understand this as an opportunity to build a relationship with and provide some comfort to a community where our grief for Donnie continues unabated without some answers from the SPD.”
“The meeting will be an important opportunity to share information,” said King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. “Everyone’s participation is valued and encouraged.”
“Donnie Chin was a pillar of our community,” said Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell. “His senseless murder has left a massive hole in the Chinatown-International District. It’s my hope that this public meeting will ease anxious feelings felt by many in our community.”
The meeting will be co-hosted by Rep. Santos and the International District Emergency Center.
King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell will be in attendance.
All who are interested in learning more about the Donnie Chin investigation are encouraged to attend. (end)