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After a summer of protests against systemic racism, the Seattle City Council on Monday cut its police dept. budget by nearly 17% to "invest in community alternatives that produce healthy outcomes for minority communities."

The Seattle City Council approved the city’s 2021 budget on Monday by slashing the police budget, though not as much as activists wanted.

The Seattle City Council approved a new $20 car-tab fee Monday with an 8-1 vote as part of the 2021 budget process. The fee would take effect July 1 if approved by Mayor Jenny Durkan, but a fight over how to spend the new money remains ahead.

After defunding Seattle’s Navigation Team, the Seattle City Council passed a measure Monday to create a new city team to support outreach to homeless encampments through the end of the year.

Roughly 300 Seattle businesses banded together Monday, sending a letter to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the City Council, calling on them to pledge to public safety.

NEW: The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would, in most cases, require youths in police custody receive legal advice before they can be questioned.

Seattle City Council on Monday approved a $3.5 million cut to the city’s police department for the rest of the year and signaled deeper cuts could be on the way

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Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced she was resigning from the department late Monday — just hours after the city council voted to strip the police department of some resources, including cutting around 100 jobs.

Seattle’s council on Monday approved a reduction of the budget of the city’s police department of less than 1% after months of protests demanding that it defund the force, but it signaled deeper cuts might be on the way.

Seattle is pursuing perhaps the most ambitious cuts to policing in the country. On Monday night, after the City Council approved some of those cuts, Police Chief Carmen Best announced her resignation.

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BREAKING: Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement from the department in the wake of Seattle City Council voting Monday to defund her department by 14 percent. "This was a difficult decision for me, but when it's time, it's time."

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said she is quitting her post following votes by the city council Monday to cut her department’s budget, including her own salary, and reduce the number of police officers

The Seattle police chief, Carmen Best, announced her retirement on Monday night, hours after the City Council approved cuts to the police budget

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, shortly after a city council vote to cut nearly $4 million from the department's budget.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, shortly after a city council vote to cut nearly $4 million from the department's budget.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, shortly after a city council vote to cut nearly $4 million from the department's budget.

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement Monday night, shortly after a city council vote to cut nearly $4 million from the department's budget.

On Monday, support to defund the Seattle Police Department by 50 percent appeared to lose steam within Seattle’s City Council.

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