From ‘Unreasonable Scrutiny’ To Hope: Why Seattle’s Police Union President Is Optimistic

The Seattle Police Officers Guild has hope that things will get better around town for the first time in a long time. Why? There’s a new City Council at City Hall.

“We, for a very long time, have not had the political support from our elected leaders in this city,” SPOG President Mike Solan recently told Soundside. “And the 2020 movement, the Defund movement, really hindered our ability to be an effective police force. And we’ve lost, since 2019, 700 officers.”

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