The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 This Week's Paper
Police session on Open Data Dec. 8 has been canceled

The public event that had been set for Dec. 8, from 6 - 8 PM, at Destiny Middle School has been canceled at this time.

The Tacoma Police Department had recently released its first sets of data in support of the White House Police Data Initiative. This information – on officer-involved shootings since 2012 and complaint allegations with findings since 2015 – are available on TacomaData, the City of Tacoma’s open data portal. 

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Vigils set for tonight for fallen officer

The first of two candlelight vigils for the Tacoma Police officer, who was shot and killed last night when he was responding to a domestic violence call, will be held at 5 p.m. today at The Tacoma Police Department's District 4 Substation, 400 E. 56th St.

A second vigil will start at 8 p.m. today at Sheridan Elementary School, 5317 McKinley Ave. E.

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Tacoma police officer dies after being shot at domestic violence call, suspect later killed

A Tacoma police officer died Wednesday night after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call in Tacoma’s Eastside neighborhood.

The officer has not been identified, although it is known that he was a 45-year-old man who was a 17-year veteran of the department. He was rushed to Tacoma General Hospital following the shooting to undergo surgery but later died of his injuries.

The unnamed shooter, described as a 38-year-old man, barricaded himself in the house for 12 hours, reportedly using two children as human shields when law enforcement agencies responded to the… Read More

Broadnax on short list for Dallas job

Tacoma City Manager T.C. Broadnax is being considered for the post of city manager of Dallas, according to Texas media outlets.

Broadnax, who left San Antonio, Texas to become Tacoma’s top administrator in 2012, is set to meet with community members and elected officials in Dallas Dec. 6 alongside and four other candidates for the Dallas position.
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County Council passes 2017 budget

After months of negotiation and discussion, the Pierce County Council voted unanimously to adopt the County’s 2017 operating and capital budgets. The new budget will take effect Jan. 1, 2017.

A large focus of the 2017 budget is public safety, court programs and several agency evaluations to be conducted by the Performance Audit Committee.

In the public safety and court programs areas, funding was appropriated for:

  • Five additional Deputy Sheriff positions.
  • Matching grant monies for a position in the… Read More
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