As emphasized in the Mayor’s statement, the City of Kirkland condemns acts of bias and discrimination against our AAPI community, and the City has zero tolerance for hate crimes. The Kirkland Police Department continues to thoroughly investigate all reports of hate crimes and takes such reports seriously. According to Washington State RCW: "A person is guilty of a hate crime offense if he or she maliciously and intentionally commits one of the following acts because of his or her perception of the victim's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or mental, physical, or sensory disability."
Community members are encouraged to contact the Kirkland Police Department if they have been a witness to or victim of a hate crime. If you are experiencing harassment, violence, or threat of violence, please call 911 immediately. For non-emergency reporting, please call the Kirkland Police Department at 425-577-5656. Due to the sensitive and urgent nature of hate and bias crimes, the Kirkland Police Department requests that reports be made over the phone or in person and not through the online reporting system.
Additionally, if you are the victim of an incident of discrimination, these organizations may be able to help. Please select an organization that suits your situation and language support. Filing just one report with a single organization is okay, or you may choose to file reports with several organizations (source of organizations: WA State CAPPA):
Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)
Cantonese-粵語/English: (425) 240-5825
Mandarin-普通话/English: (206) 393-2110
Russian/English: (425) 326-9497
Spanish-Español/English: (425) 598-5436
Vietnamese/English: (206) 235-4372
Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA)
Report Hate/Discrimination Page
Washington State Human Rights Commission
File a discrimination complaint: Under the law, everyone has the right to be free from discrimination at work, in housing, in a public accommodation, or when seeking credit and insurance. Any individual who believes that he or she has been discriminated against based on protected class status may file a charge of discrimination for employers, housing providers, and businesses.
King County Office of Civil Rights
File a discrimination complaint: This office has authority to handle discrimination complaints only for King County government and for employers, housing providers, and businesses in the unincorporated parts of King County (outside the cities).
Report a Hate or Law Enforcement Incident: At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, CAPAA worked with community leaders and the Attorney General’s Office to develop a non-governmental reporting tool for victims of hate and bias incidents, as well as a map to track bias incidents reported through the tool.
King County Coalition Against Hate and Bias
King County Office of Equity and Social Justice supports The Coalition is a community-led initiative to address hate and bias incidents by strengthening and networking communities who experience racist and bigoted treatment and all forms of oppression.
The Coalition Partners are also the administrators of the Hate and Bias Incident Response Survey to collect data from communities affected by hate and bias.
Stand Against Hatred: Report an incident
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is tracking incidents of bias. By sharing what you experienced or witnessed, you can educate the public, empower others, show service providers where help is needed, and strengthen advocacy efforts for hate crimes response and prevention. Forms available in English, Chinese (traditional & simplified), Korean and Vietnamese.
AAPI Hate Crimes
Asian American Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Submitting hate incidents through this form will help us OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates monitor hate towards AAPIs across the country.
Stop AAPI Hate
Report an incident in multiple languages. The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) have launched this reporting center to allow community members to report incidents of hate they have experienced. Individual information, including personal identification details, will be kept confidential and will only be shared with permission. In the aggregate, the information will be used for assistance, advocacy and education. Forms available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Thai, and Japanese.