Seattle police subpoena photos, video of protests from media

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department has gone to court to gain access to unpublished media images from the May 30 protests. It’s part of an investigation to identify who allegedly helped set police vehicles on fire and stole firearms from them. The SPD is demanding the production of unedited photos and video taken over a 90-minute afternoon period by The Seattle Times, KIRO 7, KING 5, KOMO 4 and KCPQ, according to an affidavit for a search warrant and a subpoena document submitted to King County Superior Court. A lawyer for The Seattle Times called the SPD effort a “fishing expedition.”