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September 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Seattle judge dismisses 100 tickets for public pot use

A Seattle Municipal Court judge has dismissed 100 tickets for public use of marijuana, many written by a police officer described as having a political agenda. Judge Fred Bonner signed the orders Wednesday at the request of the City Attorney’s Office, which on Tuesday filed 22 motions to dismiss for those who had paid the $27…

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July 31, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Seattle city attorney issues statement on SPD pot-ticket case

In the wake of news stories about a Seattle police officer under investigation for writing 80 percent of the tickets this year for using marijuana in public, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes today issued a statement outlining his position on enforcement of the ban. In some cases, the officer added a notation to the tickets requesting…

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July 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

SPD officer under investigation after writing 80 percent of pot tickets

Update at 6:28 p.m.: Department sources identified the officer as Randy Jokela, who has been on the force since 1990 and currently works as a bike officer in the West Precinct, which includes downtown Seattle and Queen Anne. Ron Smith, president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild, did not name the officer, but said he met with…

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