Rantz: Police staff ‘dangerously low’ as Seattle vastly overstates patrol numbers

DECEMBER 4, 2019 AT 7:10 AM

To address community concerns over an expected uptick in holiday-related crime, the City of Seattle recently announced emphasis patrols in certain neighborhoods. But not only are the police staff actually available for patrol at “dangerously low” levels, the number of patrol officers reported by the department is vastly overstated, and the emphasis patrols aren’t guaranteed to happen.”

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