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August 19, 2013 at 8:09 PM

King County sergeant with 120 complaints is demoted, again

King County Sheriff John Urquhart this month demoted a sergeant against whom 120 allegations of misconduct have been lodged during his career on the force. It is the first time  Urquhart has demoted an officer since his election in November.

Despite a long record of warnings and counseling, Sgt. Patrick Saulet had racked up more complaints in his time on the force than any other King County officer, according to a demotion letter from Urquhart obtained by The Stranger.

The latest complaint, from an incident in December, alleged that Saulet harassed a family that had made a wrong turn into an area reserved for Metro transit vehicles, which, Urquhart noted, is “apparently frequent occurrence.”

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