Port of Seattle police reviewing officers’ use of force against protesters


The protest at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday was “peaceful for 90 percent of the time,” an airport security official said. “Unfortunately, the last part got a little difficult for us. ”

Port of Seattle police are reviewing officers’ use of force during an hourslong, pro-immigration demonstration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday.

At the end, police arrested 33 protesters and used pepper spray and bicycles to clear the crowd.

The probe, which includes looking at security footage, is standard protocol when officers use force, according to a Port spokesman. Ten police agencies responded to the demonstration, he said, and each will do its own investigation, if necessary.

Photos on social media showing officers using pepper spray against a group of demonstrators…



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