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…More
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A Seattle police officer has been relieved of duty after a use-of-force incident involving a handcuffed woman, the department announced tonight. The officer, who works in the South Precinct, is the subject of a criminal investigation, police said. His gun and badge were taken away, a source familiar with the matter said. A police statement did not…More
Protesters burned an American flag and sprayed stink spray on a television crew at a rally against police brutality on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Tuesday night. Aside from an unhappy cameraman, whose coat reeked, there were no casualties. Leaders speaking at the rally called for a revolution to bring justice for hundreds of people killed by police…More
A march during Tuesday’s National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality is expected to clog some Seattle streets. More than 100 participants are expected for for an hour-long rally that begins 5:30 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College. At 6:30 p.m., the protesters will march from the college and head south on Broadway to East Pike Street. The march will then…More
The Associated Press SPOKANE — The city of Spokane will pay $1.67 million to the family of Otto Zehm, who was beaten to death at the hands of police in 2006. An out-of-court settlement reached today also called for the city to formally apologize for the death of Zehm, and to implement better training for police officers. The…More