Steve Hunter

The Kent City Council Bans Safe Drug Sites, but Allows Room for Reversal

Unlike other King County cities that have passed similar ordinances, the Kent vote was neither unanimous nor permanent.

Seattle Man Fatally Shot by Kent Police Identified

The incident marks the fourth time Kent police have killed a suspect in the last 10 months.

Yet Another King County Community Considers Ban on Safe Drug Sites

The Kent City Council will vote Tuesday night on legislation cribbed from three other cities that have already approved a ban.

Kent Officers, Witnesses Describe Fatal Shooting of Joseph-McDade

As the formal investigation nears its conclusion, a more complete account of the night emerges.

Kent Police Release Statements From Officers Involved in Shooting of Joseph-McDade

The documents came in response to requests from friends and family.

Family Demands Answers About Kent Police Shooting Death of Giovonn Joseph-McDade

“It has been weeks after police fatally shot Giovonn and they are still not providing answers.”

Task Force Targets South King County Gun Crimes

In the last two months, the area has seen the number of shooting incidents drop from 65 per month to 36.

20-Year-Old Auburn Man Shot, Killed by Kent Police

Police report that Giovonn Joseph-McDade tried to hit an officer with his car. Two other shooting deaths involving the department are currently under investigation.

Teen Suspect in Downtown Robbery Charged as Adult

The incident resulted in the death of a 19-year-old suspect and injuries to three SPD officers.