Re: “Seattle police clear CHOP protest zone” [July 1, Northwest]:
The Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) experiment proved that society needs organized law enforcement and that disbanding the police is a bad idea.
In addition to better training, police officers who receive three legitimate complaints against them should be given a permanent desk assignment (or fired) and not allowed to work in the community. Such a policy would be a small step forward for the complicated process of police reform. The officer who killed George Floyd had 17 complaints against him.
Phillip Thompson, Seattle