Members of Seattle’s Navigation Team, including Seattle Police, work at an encampment removal on South Weller Street in May. The City Council on Wednesday voted to eliminate the team and stop encampment sweeps. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
Members of Seattle's Navigation Team, including Seattle Police, work at an encampment removal on South Weller Street in May. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle City Council votes to defund team that removes homeless encampments, in victory for activists

The Seattle City Council voted to eliminate the team that removes homeless encampments and offers shelter to people living in them. Activists had pushed for such a move for years, while business and neighborhood groups have pressed for more aggressive city action.

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Jay Inslee, left, and Loren Culp, right.

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Wed. August 5, 2020   Demonstrators sit on 4th Ave. facing city hall calling listening to speakers and calling for police defunding. The march to city hall was organized by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now that started at 12th Ave. and E. Alder Street across from the new youth jail. 214679

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