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November 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Charging decision near for SPD cop who punched handcuffed woman

After more than five weeks of review, the King County Prosecutor’s Office says it is nearing a decision whether to file a felony assault charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman and fractured her face during a domestic-violence call. As part of the review, prosecutors recently provided the case file…


Comments | Topics: City Attorney's Office, King County Prosecutor's Office, police brutality

June 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

City counters cops’ lawsuit: Judge ruled SPD reforms constitutional

In their first response to a federal lawsuit in which more than 120 Seattle police officers are challenging new use-of-force policies, city attorneys today filed a short document with U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman informing her that another federal judge overseeing police reforms has found the policies to be constitutional. The two-page document, called a “Notice…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: City Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

January 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Deal reached to dismiss assault charge against SPD officer

A criminal charge against a Seattle police officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed man will be dismissed in two years if the officer meets conditions approved today by a Seattle Municipal Court judge. The agreement allows Officer Chris Hairston, 47, to avoid the risk of a misdemeanor assault conviction while sparing prosecutors the possibility…


Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: City Attorney's Office, Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle Police Department