A protester is doused to clear their eyes after police deployed tear gas and pepper spray in downtown Seattle on May 30.  Three watchdog groups have called for a halt to use of the gas as a crowd-control tactic. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
A protester is doused to clear their eyes after police deployed tear gas and pepper spray in downtown Seattle on May 30. Three watchdog groups have called for a halt to use of the gas as a crowd-control tactic. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
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Seattle mayor, police chief agree to ban use of tear gas on protesters amid ongoing demonstrations

Seattle police should stop using tear gas to control crowds of demonstrators to build public trust amid the ongoing George Floyd demonstrations and until the department adopts policies and training for use of the chemical agent, three civilian watchdog groups recommended. Updated

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