Press freedom groups want Seattle officers identified

Seattle (AP) — Twenty-five media and transparency groups are asking the Washington Supreme Court to allow the release of the names of the Seattle police officers who attended events in Washington D.C. on the day of the insurrection. The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and the 24 organizations are asking a court to deny an injunction filed by the officers that seeks to block the release of public records that identify the officers. Two officers were fired in August after an investigation found they broke the law by crossing Capitol Police barriers. The four other officers have not been officially named and the media groups said they should be.