Police chief: Badge numbers will be ‘prominently displayed’

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s police chief says officers’ badge numbers will be “prominently displayed” following complaints by people protesting the death of George Floyd that black bands obscured the digits. Chief Carmen Best said Thursday officers sometimes wear bands over badges to honor colleagues who have been killed while on duty. Mayor Jenny Durkan says authorities continue to speak to community leaders about ways to reduce tensions and improve communication and police policies. Also on Thursday, the largest labor union in Seattle demanded that the Seattle Police Officers Guild admit racism is a problem in law enforcement and agree to address it or face being thrown out of the umbrella organization.