Seattle has seen 110 police officers depart this year, department says

SEATTLE — Seattle has had 110 officers leave the Police Department this year, including 39 officers last month, according to an update from the department.That’s more departures than in any year since at least 2012, according to the department. There were 92 last year, 109 in 2018 and 79 in 2017.The department made 51 hires earlier this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Mayor Jenny Durkan implemented a temporary hiring freeze.The separation numbers may elicit mixed reactions and interpretations as city leaders and residents continue to debate whether Seattle’s police force should be r…

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