Seattle Police Department (SPD) said on Monday, July 20, that property was damaged and 12 officers were injured during protests in the city on Sunday.
SPD said they this released this footage “due to community concerns and the need to be transparent.” It shows an umbrella temporarily blocking the view of a security camera, before showing protesters throwing objects at officers.
“You can see that as protestors approached the West Precinct officers saw a man walk up to the secured garage doors of the building and hold an umbrella up to intentionally block the view of a security camera. Officers moved in to escort the person away from the doors and were immediately assaulted with bottles, street cones, and fireworks. One officer was struck in the neck and injured by fragmentation from one of the explosions resulting in that officer being hospitalized.”
Police said officers used pepper spray against the crowd. One person was arrested for assault and another was arrested for theft of a police bicycle, police said.
Protesters returned to Capitol Hill in Seattle on July 19, the Seattle Times reported. A police precinct, an Amazon Go store, and Starbucks windows were also damaged, according to reports. Credit: Seattle Police Department via Storyful