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September 3, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Seattle to pay $45,000 in Taser use on pregnant woman

Resolving a long-running legal battle, the city of Seattle has agreed to pay $45,000 to a woman who was seven months pregnant when three Seattle police officers shot her with a Taser during a 2004 traffic stop. The case involving Malaika Brooks raised questions about Seattle police tactics, years before federal scrutiny led to a landmark…

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January 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Sex offender who fled Canada pleads guilty to harassment

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Michael Sean Stanley

Update at 1:56 p.m.: | The City Attorney’s Office says Stanley will be eligible for release from jail on March 10.

Original post: | Fugitive sex offender Michael Sean Stanley pleaded guilty this morning to misdemeanor charges of harassment and resisting arrest in Seattle Municipal Court.

Judge Willie Gregory sentenced Stanley to 364 days in jail, with 154 days suspended. He also received credit for the time he’s spent behind bars since his arrest, although it’s unclear when he will be released.

They Seattle City Attorney’s Office said they are still calculating when Stanley will be released. Kimberly Mills, spokeswoman for City Attorney Pete Holmes, said Stanley will not be released today.

Stanley, through his lawyer, asked for alcohol treatment as part of his sentence.

“I got to be responsible for an action,” Stanley told Gregory. “I do need to do something about treatment. Once I get the treatment I think everything is going to work out.”

Stanley, 48, was arrested after Seattle police responded to a report of a man yelling in a West Seattle alley early in the morning of Oct. 22. A neighbor told officers that Stanley threatened him after he asked Stanley to quiet down, according to a police report.

Officers said Stanley was belligerent and “actively resisted” their commands, according to a police report. Following his arrest, officers confiscated a small lock-blade knife, a flashlight, a screwdriver and pliers from Stanley, according to the report.

After Stanley’s arrest, police said he had also been involved in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy that same morning. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said the alleged sexual assault is still under investigation.

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December 12, 2013 at 8:23 AM

State’s high court upholds $12.75M award to ex-Seattle firefighter

Nearly 10 years after a former Seattle firefighter was injured in a fall while on duty, the Washington  Supreme Court has upheld a King County jury verdict awarding the man $12.75 million On Dec. 23, 2003, Mark Jones awoke in a dark bunk room at the Seattle Fire Department’s Station 33, according to court paperwork. He walked through the…

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October 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Man assaulted in Westlake Park files claim against city

An attorney representing Joseph Crudo, the conceierge/security guard at the Seaboard Building who was beaten by a group of young people in Westlake Park in July, filed a tort claim against the city last week, alleging the city and mayor’s office were negligent in protecting the public from known dangers. Patrick Reddy filed the claim on…

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August 9, 2013 at 1:40 PM

City to pay $1.75M to settle SPD excessive-force lawsuit

The city of Seattle will pay $1.75 million to settle a federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by the father of a mentally ill man who suffered severe brain damage when he was held down, choking on blood and vomit, after being handcuffed and gagged by Seattle police, according to the man’s lawyers. The Seattle City Attorney’s Office confirmed the settlement…

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May 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Six charged with misdemeanor crimes for May Day violence

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office this morning charged six people with misdemeanor crimes connected with yesterday’s May Day violence. They are: Sebastian Harris, 21: charged with obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest; he was arrested at Eighth Avenue and Howell Street; Gregory Husted, 22: obstruction of an officer and resisting arrest; arrested in the 400 block of Olive Way; Bryanna Stader, 27: obstruction…

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March 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Two Seattle police officers charged with off-duty DUI

Two off-duty Seattle police officers were charged by the Seattle City Attorney’s Office today with misdemeanor DUI. Officers Marie Gochnour and Sean Moore were arrested on Dec. 17 after a 911 caller reported a car hitting a pole near First Avenue South and South Lander Street. When police arrived they found that Gochnour had a breath-alcohol content of…

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January 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Comedian ‘Katt’ Williams faces new harassment charge connected with Seattle visit

The comedian Micah “Katt” Williams is facing a new misdemeanor charge connected with his visit to Seattle last month, the City Attorney’s office says in a news release. On Dec. 2, Williams allegedly was involved in a fight with two people at the World Sports Grille on West Lake Avenue North, the City Attorney’s Office says….

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