Seattle PD Union Chief Claims Discrimination In Probe Into Officer Comments

The president of the Seattle police guild has accused the department’s accountability agency of “union discrimination” and conducting a “fishing expedition” by asking about his half of a phone call where he and his guild vice president seemingly downplayed the death of a young woman struck by a police cruiser. 

Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan had already given a recorded, compelled statement to the Office of Police Accountability when he was called back for a “clarifying” interview he found inappropriate. Solan accused OPA and the Seattle Police Department of trying to violate his union rights and intimidate the guild, according to documents obtained by The Seattle Times through public disclosure.

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