State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos and the International District Emergency Center (IDEC) will be hosting a community meeting on public safety in the Chinatown International District on Tuesday, November 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Nagomi Teahouse (519 6th Ave S #200, Seattle, WA 98104). The meeting will also update the community on the latest information about the Donnie Chin murder investigation and the future plans for IDEC.
“Despite assurances to provide regular community-wide updates regarding the status of the investigation, the City of Seattle has not honored this commitment to the public,” the meeting’s organizers said in a statement.
In addition to Santos and IDEC, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell are scheduled to attend. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has received an invitation.
Chin, who was the founder and director of IDEC, was shot and killed on July 23 as he was responding to a reported dispute.
In September, SPD detectives said that while they know the identities of two groups of shooters tied to Chin’s murder, an arrest cannot be made without someone from the two groups cooperating with police. After nearly four months, an arrest for Chin’s murder has yet to be made.