Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in June. A city report is critical of the handling of requests for information regarding Durkan’s official text messages, some of which have disappeared. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan in June. A city report is critical of the handling of requests for information regarding Durkan's official text messages, some of which have disappeared. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Local Politics

Public records requests mishandled after Seattle mayor’s texts went missing, whistleblower investigation finds

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s texts were not retained for 10 months that included the weeks when police used tear gas at BLM demonstrations. The mayor's legal counsel has been found to have mishandled public records requests involving the texts. Updated

PRODUCED BY THE SEATTLE TIMES CONTENT STUDIO