Seattle Police now posting Significant Incident Reports online
The Public Affairs Unit will begin sharing the Department’s Significant Incident Reports on the SPD Blotter. Every Friday, that week’s SIRs will be published and can be found here:
SIRs are now available to the public. The Public Affairs Unit will edit and redact the SIRs prior to publishing. Certain SIRs will NOT be published based upon the content of the investigation(s).
The types of reports that qualify as “significant” varies, so here is what is considered significant:
-Assault with significant injury
-Event likely to generate media attention
-Event likely to generate community concern
-Shots fired (with damage or evidence)
-Type II and Type III use-of-force investigations
-Any other event a sergeant believes is significant
For instance this past week in the Southwest Precinct:
#2020-225672/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:
On 7-29-2020 at 0520 hours, officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery in the area of 16 Ave SW and SW Orchard ST. The suspect was the passenger in a silver, SUV-type vehicle with a loud exhaust. The suspect exited the vehicle and confronted the victim at the bus stop. The suspect brandished a black unknown type handgun and demanded the victim’s purse. The victim handed over what was actually a lunch bag containing miscellaneous items. The suspect then fled northbound in the vehicle. The victim called 911 but the suspect was not located.
#2020-226434/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch:
On 7-29-2020 at 2129 hours, witnesses were inside their home when they heard gunshots. Moments before, they had seen a dark colored sedan driving by. Witnesses believed the incident might have been some sort of retaliation over a fight that happened last night at a neighbor’s house. Another nearby witness reported seeing a vehicle speeding through the area, occupied by a male who seemed to be looking for a specific address. After the vehicle drove off, that witness heard gunshots. Witnesses could only describe a dark colored sedan. There did not appear to have been any property damage to any home or vehicles.
#2020-222375/Southwest Precinct/First Watch:
On 7-25-2020 at approximately 0651 hours, the victim called to report that his vehicle had bullet holes in it. The primary officer located 8 separate bullet holes in the front bumper, grill, and hood of the victim’s vehicle. There were many vehicles parked near the victim’s car, but they didn’t have any damage.