Seattle Police have posted pictures and information about five people they say were responsible for acts of vandalism and violence during the May Day protests in downtown Seattle. Details on the suspects police are seeking to identify are below.
Four Seattleites already faced felony charges after being arrested during the May Day protests. One of those cases was dropped last week as prosecutors said they “no longer believe they could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt” after video evidence surfaced in the case of an alleged assault against a Seattle Police officer.
Here are the images of the suspects SPD is looking for and details of the alleged crimes:
After combing through hours of video taken during the May 1 demonstrations in downtown Seattle, detectives have identified several men and women who disrupted peaceful protests through acts of vandalism and violence.
While detectives have put faces to some of the crimes committed on May 1, they now need the public’s help in putting a name to those faces.
The first suspect pictured is wanted for smashing windows at Niketown in downtown Seattle.
The second suspect is also wanted for using his skateboard to smash windows at Niketown.
The third suspect is wanted for assault, after he threw an unidentified item at officers.
The fourth suspect threw a bottle or book at officers, striking one in the head.
The fifth suspect is wanted for a hit-and-run attack on an officer. The man rushed out of the crowd and stomped on the officer’s knee.
Police are still analyzing video and photographs taken during May Day to identify other suspects, who detectives believe caused more than $100,000 in damage during the demonstrations.
If you recognize any of the suspects, or have photos or video of crimes committed during the demonstrations, please contact SPD’s May Day tip line at (206) 233-2666 or MayDay2012@Seattle.gov.