Crime, Politics

Councilman Harrell, Chief Diaz to Attend Monday’s Public Safety Meeting

LAKEWOOD/SEWARD PARK – Seattle City Councilman Bruce Harrell says he and the command staff of Seattle Police Department will attend Monday’s public safety meeting in the Rainier Valley.

“Councilmember Harrell worked to get Chief Diaz, Assistant Chief Mike Sanford, South Precinct Captain Mike Nolan and Lt. John Hayes to be there for the meeting,” said legislative aide Vinh Tang in an email.

The meeting – held in response to several recent violent crimes in the area – is planned for Mon., Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Lakewood Seward Park Community Clubhouse (4916 S. Angeline St). It is co-hosted by Lakewood Seward Park Community Club and the Southeast Seattle Crime Prevention Council.

There is also a “Take Back Our Streets” march and rally planned for the Othello area – a hotspot for violent crime in the Rainier Valley – this Fri., Feb. 3, starting at the New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave. S.) at 6 pm.

According to Seattle City Councilman and Public Safety Chairman Bruce Harrell, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, will attend Monday’s public safety meeting.