Seattle Police Steadily Increasing Diversity of Force With New Hires

Seattle's The Stranger newspaper reports that:

Under the leadership of chief Kathleen O'Toole, the Seattle Police Department is steadily increasing the diversity of its approximately 1,200-member force by hiring more minority officers. In 2016, the proportion of nonwhite officers joining the SPD has jumped to 35 percent, up ten points over two years, according to a recent department report.

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