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It's a $27 infraction for using or displaying marijuana in public view in Seattle.
Officers will NOT seize the marijuana as evidence when issuing citations for illegal use in public.
New Directive: Seattle police officers will warn people whenever practical before citing them for public pot use.
Holmes: ban on public pot use was being disproportionally enforced with higher % issued to people of color
Holmes says goal isn't writing citations but getting people not to use pot in view of general public in Seattle
City Attny Holmes tells council it's time to hit the reset button on enforcement of pot laws in Seattle
Seattle City Attny Pete Holmes about to address council on why he's tossing 100 + citations for public pot smoking pic.twitter.com/4zCQmOXUWZ
Holmes says he wasn't personally offended by the critical references to him on the Seattle pot smoking citations.
City Attny Holmes says new SPD Chief asked him to dismiss the pot tickets The officer who wrote most of them wrote snarky comments about him
Later today Mayor Murray will give council his budget speech. He is expected to ask for $ for 100 more police officers
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