Seattle police drop effort to get protest images from media

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department says it will withdraw a subpoena requiring five Seattle news organizations to given them unpublished news videos and photos taken during racial injustice demonstrations May 30 that investigators argued would help them solve arson and theft cases. The Seattle Times reports in a motion filed with the state Supreme Court Monday, lawyers for police said an ongoing appeal by The Seattle Times and four TV stations would delay release of any news images until next year, and noted the recent arrest in one of those cases. As a result, the department decided to withdraw the subpoena.