The Daily Mash-Up

Sunday, February 19, 2017 This Week's Paper
Police prepare to release standards of professional expectations

In continued support of the White House's Police Data Initiative, the Tacoma Police Department is preparing to release policies on the City of Tacoma’s open data portal, TacomaData, that ensure the department's personnel are aware of the actions and attitudes expected of them.  The policies, which serve as the department’s Canon of Ethics, will also provide the public with standards by which agency and individual performance can be measured.

"We maintain our commitment to the community we serve to increase levels of transparency… Read More

Most city operations to be closed Monday

Administrative offices in the Tacoma Municipal Building complex (747 Market St. and 733 Market St.) and in other City of Tacoma facilities will close Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

The Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center (3510 S. Mullen St.) will be open as normally scheduled, however, and customer pickups will not be affected. Information specific to a customer’s address can be found at tacomarecycles.org/collectioncalendar.

Police and fire personnel will be on duty as normally… Read More

‘Talks with TPD’ video series gives community, cops a way to build understanding

A new video series that supports the Tacoma Police Department's continued efforts to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers, "Talks With TPD" launches with a conversation between Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell and Office of Equity and Human Rights Director Diane Powers. 

"Last October, in support of the City of Tacoma's commitment to raising levels of transparency and accountability across the organization, the Tacoma Police Department released its very first data sets on the City of Tacoma's open… Read More

‘Talks with TPD’ video series gives community, cops a way to build understanding

A new video series that supports the Tacoma Police Department's continued efforts to build trust, relationships and understanding between community members and Tacoma Police Department officers, "Talks With TPD" launches with a conversation between Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell and Office of Equity and Human Rights Director Diane Powers. 

"Last October, in support of the City of Tacoma's commitment to raising levels of transparency and accountability across the organization, the Tacoma Police Department released its very first data sets on the City of Tacoma's open… Read More

Man charged with decapitation murders of two Tacoma women

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Matthew Ryan Leupold, 32, with two counts of aggravated murder and first degree arson for the brutal deaths of Theresa Greenhalgh, 31, and Mary Buras, 22.

Because of the nature of the crime, this is a potential death penalty case.

“Before I make a decision on the death penalty, we will gather as much information as possible about the defendant, the victims, and the surrounding circumstances,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We always want to make the right decisions for the right reasons."

On Jan. 6, just before… Read More

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