Seattle police union head won’t resign after attack remarks

SEATTLE (AP) — The president of Seattle’s rank and file police union says he will not step down, despite a growing chorus calling for his resignation after he blamed, in part, the “far left” and Black Lives Matter activists for the pro-Trump siege on the U.S. Capitol. The Seattle Times reports in a letter to members of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, Solan expresses regret for commenting on national politics, but says his comments have been “spun intentionally for political reasons” to hurt the union and limit its influence. Solan has been under pressure since last week when, following the mob attack on the Capitol, he tweeted “Far right and far left are responsible for that sad day.”