Bellevue Police Chief Addresses Community Questions in New Video
Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett discussed his department's response to the May 31 organized crime and looting that occurred across Downtown Bellevue in a video posted by the City of Bellevue. The City produced the video to help inform business owners and the public on the circumstances of the crimes, public safety needs and their ongoing investigation. Looting and criminal activity was attributed to organized crime and was not affiliated with peaceful protests that occurred simultaneously in the Downtown area.
“Sunday, May 31, our city was victimized by an organized criminal network who took advantage of the tragic death of George Floyd by cloaking themselves as peaceful protesters," Chief Steve Mylett said. "In short, Bellevue experienced a riot by more than a thousand criminals and opportunists who converged on the downtown core intent on causing destruction.
The Bellevue Police Department is continuing to build cases and investigate criminal activity. Impacted businesses are encouraged to contact the police department:
If you were a business impacted by the disturbance, you can easily file a report on the Police home page. Click on “Business Looting” to file a report.
You can also go to the Policed home page to upload any video or pictures from May 31 that would help us identify suspects. Click on “Tip Line – Looting.”
If you have questions, please call 425-452-7853 or email InformChief@bellevuewa.gov.