One Seattle Cop Issued 80 Percent of the City’s Weed Tickets

Marijuana is seen in a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole came across some interesting data when reviewing the Seattle PD's first biannual report on marijuana enforcement: Out of the 83 pot-related tickets issued by the SPD in the first half of 2014, 66 were issued by one guy. Writing for the SPD blog, O'Toole said the unnamed officer sometimes added personal notes for the attorney general, and once called Washington's marijuana laws — passed by the people through a ballot initiative — "silly." Needless to say, he's since been reassigned.