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Lisa Herbold, a Seattle City Council member who has actively tried to pass laws indicting city police, called 911 on Dec. 11 and said she heard gunshots through her window.
Herbold told a 911 dispatcher
My Northwest reports that Herbold told a 911 dispatcher that “he was on the west side of the living room near the kitchen when he heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot and rushed into the kitchen.”
Officers arrived at Herbold’s home and found that someone had thrown a stone through a window at the legislature’s home. Although Herbold did not see the suspect, a neighbor said the suspect was an “unsportsmanlike man and a poor runner” wearing jeans and a black hoodie.
The neighbor said that he would recognize the suspect when he saw him again.
Herbold reportedly added that his employees had received threatening calls in the past.
Following a suggestion from Herbold, the same suspect who threw a stone at his home could potentially avoid prosecution. Herbold urges that many wrongdoing charges be dropped if a defendant lives in poverty, is dependent or has a mental illness.
“It gives people the opportunity to tell their stories and the judges and juries the opportunity to hear those stories and make a decision based on the values of our city,” Herbold said Tuesday.
Earlier this year, a Seattle Times report said that if passed the new directive “would legalize the crimes that kill thousands of Seattle residents each year.”
State Rep. Roger Goodman added that the city’s new policies would ultimately do more harm than good.
Herbold had previously responded to criticism, saying the new policy “, as some have said, would not provide blanket immunity from most crimes.”
Earlier this year, Herbold announced plans to “fire officials in order of seniority to preserve the jobs of people of color,” KIRO 7 reports.
The request was met through the resistance of thousands of people who signed an unofficial petition against Herbold, and Police Chief Carmen Best asked Herbold to cooperate with the police, not against them.
“We can’t say goodbye to the race,” Best said. “I would love for Councilmember Herbold to work with us, not against us, to make sure we have a sustainable number of staff.
After the stone throwing incident, Herbold told Fox News that the reports that she tried to outlaw the crimes were incorrect.
“There is no crime that I am pushing to make it legal,” she said.