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Video: 46 Arrested Or Charged In Bellevue Lootings During May George Floyd Protests

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BELLEVUE, Wash. — Forty-six people have been arrested or had charges referred for looting during protests in downtown Bellevue in May, according to Bellevue police.

Dozens of looters broke into Bellevue Square mall and other downtown businesses while demonstrators protested the death of George Floyd nearby on May 31. Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett previously called the looting “a well-organized plan” and did not believe the looters were there to protest Floyd’s death.

Most of the suspects face charges of burglary 2, possession of stolen property or malicious mischief, Bellevue police said Thursday.

Bellevue police say detectives looked through 10,000 pieces of video evidence from security cameras or the public to find the suspects.

“It’s a tedious and time-consuming process, but an important one,” Major Travess Forbush said in a statement. “We will continue to investigate, identify, and hold those responsible for the destruction in downtown Bellevue.”…(Read more)

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