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Seattle Police Department Adds Inclusive Pronouns Following Crime Surge

  • SPD’s manual now includes guidance to officers regarding preferred names and pronouns–including theirs, zie, and zir pronouns–and how to navigate conflicts in government records between a person’s chosen name and their gendered legal name, or deadname.
  • “The department believes these changes will increase equity in our recruitment efforts, and further SPD’s goal of hiring officers who reflect the community we serve,” the department stated.
  • Following the defunding movement, crime skyrocketed, and the city is on track to beat last year’s record-high number of homicides.
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