There’s an open air drug market between Westlake Center and the Pike Place Market. People who live and work downtown are getting tired of dealing with that. So are business owners.
"You’re facing shoplifting multiple times a day, you’re seeing people overdose in your bathroom, you’re cleaning up heroin needles," the Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Scholes said.
Now the city of Seattle is trying to do something about it.
There have been 95 arrests over the last few days – without a single incident of use of force, Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole says.