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July 1, 2020

We are fighting for Black Life

Over the summer, we’ve been focused on continuing to carry the fight, demanding accountability and change, and supporting Black-Led organizations. Learn more about what we’ve been up to, and what comes next.

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September 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County files for investigation of Seattle Police Department and Office of Police Accountability

Today we sent a formal letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), demanding an investigation into the actions of officers of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and the Office of Police Accountability (OPA). Use your voice and join us to demand action. Read more

September 16, 2020

Our statement on county budget

The King County Executive announced some of the budget priorities for next year, focusing on defunding the Sheriff, vacating marijuana convictions, a new felony diversion program, and direct community investment. Learn more about the budget priorities and this step in the right direction. Read more

September 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County files for investigation of City Council actions

Today we demanded in a formal letter to the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission (SEEC) that an investigation be opened into 10 potential incidents involving members of Seattle City Council since June. Read more

August 28, 2020

Our statement on racist violence in Kenosha

In Wisconsin there were two shootings, one by a police officer, one by a civilian. Both were anti-Black vigilantism. Our criminal justice system has been set up to make sure those killers walk free. Read more

August 11, 2020

Our statement on retirement of Chief of Police Carmen Best

Today’s news of the retirement of Chief Carmen Best is a loss. It does nothing to further our fight for authentic police accountability and the safety of Black lives, that the first Black woman to hold the position of Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department has been forced out of her job by the Seattle City Council. Read more