Bruce Harrell, center, shakes hands with shoppers as he campaigns Tuesday, Nov.
She had said she wanted to slash the department's budget by 50% but later softened that stance.
Bruce Harrell speaks to supporters as his wife, Joanne Harrell, right, applauds, Tuesday, Nov.
The department is down hundreds of officers because of retirements and resignations amid the talk of defunding, and Harrell has called for the hiring of more police, including some unarmed officers, as well as the appointment of a cabinet-level position to address rising gun violence in the city.
Warren James Vert, a Seattle voter, told the Associated Press the defunding movement was wrong.
Lorena Gonzalez, left, stands with her husband, Cameron Williams, seated next to her as she visits with guests Tuesday, Nov.
And then where does that leave us now with the problem we got? Look at the crime rates in Seattle right now.