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Council Feels “Forced” to Let Cops Spend $50,000 in Falsely Promised Hiring Bonuses

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Durkan gave the cops a lil goodbye kiss by letting them ignore the council. TAKA4332 / GETTY IMAGES

In a 8-0 vote, the Seattle City Council retroactively approved $220,000 worth of bonuses for five police officers and fourteen 911 dispatchers who the city hired in January 2022. Though the council voted to end the bonus program for those positions on Dec. 31 2021, former Mayor Jenny Durkan defied the order and stuck them with one final “fuck you” on her way out of office.

“This legislation is not something that was council-driven. This is just the council trying to be responsive to a situation that’s been forced upon this council

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