西雅图警方发现“ 26 年份’ 在 2020, 院长说

Seattle police saw 'highest number of murders in 26 years' in 2020, 院长说

The city of 西雅图 saw more reported 谋杀案 在 2020 than in more than a quarter-century, the city’s top cop recently announced.

Fifty people were 被杀 在里面 华盛顿州 city last year – a 61% jump from the 31 murders reported in 2019, Seattle police Chief Adrian Diaz said in a public memo 星期一.

This was the highest number of murders in 26 年份,” Diaz wrote. “这是无法接受的. We cannot tolerate this level of violence.

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Of the 50 凶杀案, 60% were carried out with the use of a gun and most victims were men between the ages of 18 和 49, Diaz said. Half of the 50 people killed were Black, 他加了.

I’m not going to go into the multiple theories I’m aware of for why we and other cities had such a large one-year increase,” 他继续. “There’s no one clear explanation. But I do know the department is working to decrease the violence.

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Diaz lauded the department’s police officers, investigators and detectives who took more than 1,000 firearms off the streets for the fourth year in a row and connected more than 240 crimes to other incidents both in and outside Seattle.

SPD has been under fire in recent days after photos surfaced on social media showing two of the department’s officersapparently in Washington, 直流电, the day of the attack on the U.S. 国会大厦,” Diaz said.

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He said he passed the photos along to the department’s Office of Police Accountability for review and placed the officers on administrative leave.

If OPA finds any evidence any officers were directly involved, they will be fired and the information will be shared with federal officials,” Diaz said. “I made it very clear when I assumed this position, that any violation of community trust or any action that threatens our ability to serve this city will be met with full accountability. We cannot violate the same laws we are sworn to protect.

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