Judge postpones arguments in crowd-control weapons case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has postponed arguments over whether Seattle police violated an injunction against using force on peaceful protesters, and has asked lawyers for Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County and the city to plan for a full hearing on the matter. The Seattle Times reports U.S. District Judge Richard Jones initially scheduled Friday for arguments over a motion by BLM, which asked Jones to find the Police Department in violation of his earlier injunction prohibiting officers from using force against peaceful protesters. But on Thursday, the judge said he will use that time to set the parameters for a more formal evidentiary hearing, with testimony and exhibits including video. The date for that hearing has not been set.