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Seattle
Reporter — KING 5 TV Seattle

KING-5 Investigative reporter with focus on criminal justice, traveler, foodie, soccer fan. Email me lbyron@king5.com

Sep 22, 2014

It's a $27 infraction for using or displaying marijuana in public view in Seattle.

Sep 22, 2014

Officers will NOT seize the marijuana as evidence when issuing citations for illegal use in public.

Sep 22, 2014

New Directive: Seattle police officers will warn people whenever practical before citing them for public pot use.

Sep 22, 2014

Holmes: ban on public pot use was being disproportionally enforced with higher % issued to people of color

Sep 22, 2014

Holmes says goal isn't writing citations but getting people not to use pot in view of general public in Seattle

Sep 22, 2014

City Attny Holmes tells council it's time to hit the reset button on enforcement of pot laws in Seattle

Sep 22, 2014

Seattle City Attny Pete Holmes about to address council on why he's tossing 100 + citations for public pot smoking pic.twitter.com/4zCQmOXUWZ

Sep 22, 2014

Holmes says he wasn't personally offended by the critical references to him on the Seattle pot smoking citations.

Sep 22, 2014

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

Sep 22, 2014

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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