By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced on Oct. 22 the promotion of two members of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) to Assistant Chief. Steve Hirjak will assume the role of Assistant Chief of Homeland Security/Special Operations and Deanna Nollette will serve as Assistant Chief of the Criminal Investigations Bureau. […]
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As people around the city of Seattle and the nation celebrated and observed Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, the topic of diversity and API representation in the Seattle Police Department (SPD)’s top ranks entered my mind. A study entitled “An Assessment of the Seattle Police Department’s Community Engagement: Through Recruitment, Hiring, and Training” released […]
Police brutality, misconduct, and shootings have dominated news headlines in the past few years and Seattle has been no exception.
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
A deadly shooting occurred at a homeless encampment at Airport Way and South Atlantic Street in a greenbelt adjacent to the I-5 freeway, known as The Jungle, on Tuesday night, Jan. 26, around 7:15 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly There was a community meeting to provide an update on the murder investigation of Donnie Chin, held Nov. 25 at the Nagomi Tea House in the International District. International District icon and Seattle resident Donnie Chin was shot and killed in the early hours of July 23, 2015. As the […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since Donnie Chin’s slaying four months ago in the International District, there’s been little progress when it comes to getting information about the case. Why? Chin was the founder and one-man staff of the International District Emergency Center, providing patrol and emergency services in the ID. There have been […]
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 […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If there was any lasting impact residing from Donnie Chin’s murder (aside from permanent sorrow), it would be the city’s decision to shut down Seattle’s hookah bars with a new ordinance. It will be an ordinance that affects all 11 hookah bars in Seattle. That’s not what the Asian […]