by Phil Manzano
Karen Wells stepped outside the meeting room, packed on a bright Saturday with children and parents, as an instructor spoke about chess moves and strategy. She has been bringing her two nieces to the Rainier Beach Community Center for about a year so they can participate in the Detective Cookie Chess Club.
News broke over the weekend that Seattle Police Department Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin filed a $10 million claim against the City of Seattle, alleging a discriminatory and hostile workplace.
“It was very upsetting to me,” said Wells. “I really got angry, but I wasn’t surprised.”Continue reading South End Community Support Seattle Detective Who Filed Discrimination Claim Against City and Police Department