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Topic: King County Prosecutor’s Office

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February 17, 2015 at 12:14 PM

Prosecutors: No new evidence to charge cops who shot man 16 times

The King County Prosecutor’s Office has determined there is no new information to support criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy and a state community corrections officer whose account of an incident in which they shot an unarmed man 16 times was called into question in a civil lawsuit. Reacting to a judge’s recent ruling that…


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January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Man could get prison for poaching Hood Canal shellfish

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company is facing at least five years in prison as the leader of a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, on Thursday pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking…


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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

September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Men charged with first-degree murder in Sammamish slaying

Update 12:27 p.m. King County prosecutors on Friday charged Kevin David Patterson and Christopher John Shade with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the slaying and robbery of a Sammamish man earlier this week. In interviews with police, Patterson, 20, blamed Shade for the slaying. Shade, 18, blamed Patterson for Richard Bergesen’s…


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September 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Murder charge refiled in 2010 stabbing of Black Diamond woman

A Black Diamond man who was sent to the state mental hospital after allegedly stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 is once again facing criminal charges. Cecil Walker, 54, was charged last week with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January…


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August 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

No charges for detective accused of tipping ex-deputy in prostitution case

A King County sheriff’s major-crimes detective will not face criminal charges over the accusation she tipped off former deputy Darrion Keith Holiwell that he was under investigation, the King County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The detective, Robin Cleary, remains on administrative leave, Sheriff John Urquhart said. “The administrative  investigation is finished, and the file was sent to her chain of…


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August 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Sheriff’s deputy in prostitution case could face more prison time

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced earlier this month to just over a year in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute, stealing from the department and delivering drugs, could face more time behind bars. Darrion Keith Holiwell, 49, is being investigated for lying in court. When Holiwell was sentenced to 366 days in…


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August 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Gang member convicted of 2008 slaying at Garfield High School

A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield Hig School in a revenge slaying has been found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm. D’Angelo Saloy killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman, a Central District gang member, on Halloween night 2008. Coleman was hanging out with friends on stairs behind…


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August 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Police seek malicious mischief charge in Gas Works Park vandalism

Seattle police investigating last week’s $8,000 graffiti spree at Gas Works Park today submitted their case to the King County Prosecutor’s Office seeking criminal charges. Detective Chris Young said he sent the results of his investigation into a 19-year-old suspect with the request that a charge of malicious mischief be filed. The man told investigators that he and others began…


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