Year started with KUOW: 2015
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best has resigned. The move comes after the city council began the process of reducing funding for the police department.
Recent shootings in Seattle's "autonomous zone" are proving difficult to investigate. The mayor is now telling protesters to go home. She plans to send the police back to their precinct there.
Protesters in Seattle have taken over a six-block area near the police department's East Precinct. They are calling it an "autonomous zone."
Organizers hope potential residents are more comfortable coming to a facility that attends to their specific cultural needs.