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Top Seattle news: Cops to avoid CHOP: mayor; VA medical staffer stole, sold respirators: feds; more

Top Seattle news: Cops to avoid CHOP: mayor; VA medical staffer stole, sold respirators: feds; more
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By Hoodline - Published on June 18, 2020.

Missed the most recent top news in Seattle? Read on for everything you need to know.

Seattle city attorney says some cases against protesters could be dismissed

The Seattle city attorney's office announced Wednesday that misdemeanor charges against protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations that have sometimes devolved into confrontations with police and vandalism might not be prosecuted or could be referred to community-based programs in lieu of jail time.

Read the full story on Fox News.

Seattle police officers will only enter CHOP if matter of 'significant life-safety,' mayor says

Seattle police officers will only enter the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or the CHOP, to respond to "significant life-safety issues," according to the mayor's office.

Read the full story on Fox News.

Feds: Seattle VA medical staffer stole, sold respirators

Federal prosecutors say a staffer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle stole respirators and other equipment then sold it online amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.


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