Seattle mayor asks judge to reconsider recall decision

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has asked a King County judge to reconsider her ruling to allow a recall petition to proceed against the mayor. Durkan argues the use of tear gas to disperse protesters was a decision made by police Chief Carmen Best and that it was reasonable. The Seattle Times reports King County Superior Court Judge Mary E. Roberts last week dismissed six claims against Durkan as insufficient for a recall, but allowed a seventh to go forward. That claim alleged Durkan failed to implement new policing policies after tear gas and other chemical agents were used on protesters.