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Body cam footage captures Seattle officers directing homeless person to Cal Anderson Park for services

Police officers referred a person living outside to Cal Anderson Park for food and resources provided by protesters a week after police cleared the park of homeless people and protesters distributing food to them last August, body cam footage shows.

A Seattle Police Department body cam video provides a snapshot of a city straining under a homelessness crisis during a pandemic, a police department grappling with local and national reckonings over race and class and officers confused about where to direct people living on the street.

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