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October 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Hayes named acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington

Annette L. Hayes has been named as acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, taking over for Jenny Durkan, who stepped down Tuesday. Hayes will take over the office while U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell seek a replacement candidate to submit to Obama for Senate confirmation. Hayes has served as the first assistant U.S. attorney since 2010. In…

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September 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Federal lawyers honored for their work on Seattle police reforms

  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has honored five current and former members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle for their work in bringing about reforms at the Seattle Police Department. The team was key to investigating allegations of police abuse in Seattle and then negotiating a federal court-monitored consent decree implementing broad reforms in…

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September 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan stepping down

Jenny Durkan will step down as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington at the end of the month. “I have been honored to serve the communities in Western Washington, to lead an office of extraordinary people and public servants, and to work with dedicated federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement. Together we have taken on…

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August 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM

After 30 felony convictions, judge sentences career criminal to 25 years

With more than 30 prior felony convictions spanning three decades, Tacoma resident and armed career criminal Kenneth Randle Door was sentenced Friday by a U.S. District Court judge to 25 years in prison. In 2011, Door, who was still on community supervision from a state conviction, was arrested and law enforcement discovered two firearms, two bullet-proof…

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May 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

U.S. attorney: SPD officers’ lawsuit ‘without merit’

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said a lawsuit filed Wednesday by more than 100 Seattle police officers over a new use-of-force policies is “without merit.” She said there will always be those in an organization who will resist change because it is different. But she said police reforms will proceed. Durkan called a rare, impromptu news conference the…

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February 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Murray: City making progress on police reforms

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and top federal officials, speaking this morning after a summit, said the city is making significant progress on police reforms, but that much work lies ahead, particularly on training and improving technology to measure the changes. Murray convened the rare meeting to discuss the 2012 settlement agreement in which the city agreed to…

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September 30, 2013 at 3:33 PM

SPD, advocacy group receive grant to combat human trafficking

The Seattle Police Department and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Seattle have been awarded a $750,000 federal grant to continue work combatting human trafficking of both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, according to a news release issued Monday by U.S. District Attorney Jenny Durkan. The money — $500,000 to the police department and $250,000 to IRC’s…

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June 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM

6 arrested in weapons export ring to Thailand

The Associated Press The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says six people have been arrested following an investigation into a ring that exported restricted firearm parts from the United States to Thailand. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan’s office says the arrests happened over the weekend, including one at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and another in Bellevue. The other arrests…

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October 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM

33 arrested in South King Co. gang, firearms probe

A three-month investigation into gang violence, and drug and firearms sales in South King County and South Seattle resulted in the arrest of 33 people and the seizure of 28 firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The so-called “Hot Spot” initiative also resulted in the seizure of 14 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as cocaine…

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September 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Lynnwood brothers sentenced for leading drug-smuggling ring

Two Lynnwood brothers, who helped lead a Mexico-based drug smuggling and distribution ring, were each sentenced to over a decade in prison this morning in U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Orlando Rocha, 32, was sentenced to 17 years in prison and his brother, Everardo Rocha, 28, received a 14-year sentence. …

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