Tuesday, December 7, 1999

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  • Seattle Police Chief Resigns, As Department Is Investigated for Brutality

    Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper is planning to resign and has said he takes full responsibility for the police handling of last week’s protests against the World Trade Organization, according to a report today on the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The paper said that Stamper sent a letter to Mayor Paul Schell yesterday announcing his decision to step down after six years as chief, and that Schell accepted his resignation.

  • Use of Tear Gas Questioned in Seattle

    Doctors examining scores of protesters are expressing increasing concern that some may be suffering from the effects of nerve gas. Physicians say that while they have no definitive proof that Seattle police used nerve gas, many protesters are exhibiting symptoms consistent with the inhalation of some form of what are known as neurotoxic agents.