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February 19, 2015 at 6:01 PM

State to pay $2.5 million to man shot 16 times by police

The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $2.5 million to Dustin Theoharis, who survived being shot 16 times by a corrections officer and a King County sheriff’s deputy in 2012. The settlement comes less than two weeks after U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ruled that Theoharis’ excessive-force claim contained in a lawsuit should be heard…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: King County Sheriff's Office, Officer-involved shooting, shooting

December 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

K-9 tracks down suspected Queen Anne car prowler

Seattle police hit the trifecta this morning when they busted a suspected car prowler who was armed with two loaded handguns and discovered he was wanted on a warrant. A Queen Anne man called police around 3:20 a.m. Monday to report seeing someone inside his truck in the 1000 block of Third Avenue North. The man told…

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October 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Alleged Westlake groper accused of more than a dozen similar attacks

Julia Marquand A level 3 sex offender whose alleged groping of a Seattle woman on Oct. 12 resulted in a social media campaign to have police investigate the incident may be responsible for more than a dozen similar incidents, police said. Seattle police on Tuesday said that more than a dozen women have contacted the Sexual Assault…

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October 16, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Prison investigates apparent suicide of Shelton inmate

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state Department of Corrections says officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a 31-year-old inmate at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. Nicholas White was found hanging in his cell Thursday morning. According to a news release from the agency, White’s cell mate alerted staff during recreation time that White had been acting…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Mason County Sheriff's Office, suicide, Washington State Department of Corrections

June 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Danford Grant, convicted of raping 5 women, no longer an attorney

Danford Grant, sentenced last month for raping five women, has permanently resigned his law license. (Washington State Department of Corrections photo) Danford Grant, who was sentenced last month to 25 years in prison for raping five women,  signed paperwork permanently resigning his law license, according to documents provided by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). Grant, who…

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March 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at Tukwila gun range

The Associated Press TUKWILA — A Washington Department of Corrections officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday at a police shooting range in Tukwila. Department spokeswoman Norah West says the officer was among a group of community corrections officers working on their firearms requalification at the Seattle Police Athletic Association shooting range. KOMO reports the wounded man was taken…

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February 19, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Naked man arrested after bomb threat at Lynnwood DOC office

Update at 4:32 p.m.:| The man was interviewed by detectives and then booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of threats to bomb and felony harassment. Original post: A naked man was arrested by Lynnwood police after threatening to blow up a state Department of Corrections office, police said. The 42-year-old man walked into the Corrections…

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February 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Official: Clallam Bay inmate stabs jail officer with pen

The Associated Press CLALLAM BAY — A corrections official says an inmate at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center stabbed a corrections officer in the face and neck with a pen Monday morning. Corrections spokesman Fay Gingell says the officer was being treated at Olympic Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. She told the Peninsula Daily News that the facility has…

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January 29, 2014 at 1:35 PM

State to extend witnesses’ access to more parts of executions

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington state will allow witnesses to executions to see the entire process, including the insertion of intravenous catheters during a lethal injection, state officials told The Associated Press. The new witness protocol, currently a draft that is in its final stages of approval, includes the use of television monitors to show the…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, death penalty, Washington State Department of Corrections

October 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM

State rescinds plan to release Steve Powell from prison

The father-in-law of missing Utah mother Susan Powell isn’t leaving prison anytime soon. The state Department of Corrections (DOC) today rescinded the release plan for Steven Powell after a Tacoma property owner withdrew an offer to allow him to move in as a tenant upon his release from prison. Powell had been scheduled to complete his sentence Nov. 4, according to…

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