Deal would bar Seattle police from targeting some people

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed that a court order should bar police from targeting journalists, legal observers and medical personnel with crowd weapons during protests. The Seattle Times reported Monday that the city also has agreed that the order should bar police from using the declaration of a riot as justification for indiscriminate force at protests. Officials for Washington’s largest city made those concessions in an agreement filed jointly Monday with lawyers for protesters who are suing Seattle for allegedly allowing the police to use unnecessary violence in controlling and suppressing crowds.