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Cops for $1,000 a day: How Seattle spends millions hiring off-duty police officers but does little to monitor their moonlighting

Wed. March 31, 2021     Seattle City Light crew chiefs have requested traffic support by uniformed Seattle Police Officers due to speeding concerns and the roadway configuration (nearby curves and hills). at this construction site off Marine View Dr. S. W. 216762

Seattle officials vowed but failed to reform off-duty police work. In the system left in place, SPD can’t reliably enforce its rules. Employers pay wildly different rates for off-duty cops. One of the biggest customers? The city itself.

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