Police

Making Sense of the Rape Allegation Against King County’s Top Cop

The sheriff says it’s bogus. His accuser says it’s been buried.

 

Lawyers for Father of Charleena Lyles File Wrongful Death Suit, Call Inquest a ‘Sham’

The suit is against the two SPD officers who shot her. The City of Seattle will be added later.

 

Tommy Le Was Shot Twice In the Back, Autopsy Shows

The family says the results show a pattern of deception around what led to Le’s death.

 

City Attorney Says Seattle Settled With Whitlatch So That She’d Never Police Again

The former SPD officer who was fired for racial bias received more than $100,000 from the city.

County Sheriff Identifies Detective Who Threatened Motorist at Gunpoint

Richard Rowe, 53, is a county Detective assigned to the Woodinville Police Department.

Watchdog Praises Sheriff’s Response to ‘Troubling’ Traffic Stop

A county detective is on leave after sticking a gun in a driver’s face without identifying himself.

Seattle Cops Who Shot Che Taylor Sue Kshama Sawant for Calling It ‘Murder’

Officers Scott Miller and Michael Spaulding say the fiery socialist defamed their reputations.

Family Files Claim in Charleena Lyles’ Death

The claim says police lost their “composure,” should have had a plan to deal with Lyles’ mental health.

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.

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, Community Exhort Leaders to Find Justice for Tommy Le

“There is no pain like losing a son. There is no pain like losing a piece of my heart.”

Murray Orders Cops to Wear Body Cameras, But ACLU Warns They Could Be a Trojan Horse

Privacy advocates say stricter rules are needed around when police can turn their camers off.

Deputy Who Shot and Killed Burien Man Three Weeks Ago On Leave Again After Fatal Collision in Fife

Cesar Molina had returned to work following the shooting of Tommy Le.

New Initiative Seeks to Tighten Laws Around Police Killings

I-940 would change the way police are trained as well as state law on the use of deadly force.

At Public Hearing, Black Women Voice Rage and Grief Over Latest Police Slaying

Tuesday night, Seattle City Council held an intense public meeting on the killing of Charleena Lyles.

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.

Man Killed By a King County Deputy Last Week Was Armed With a Pen

Initial reports said Tommy Le was carrying a knife.

‘Murder is Murder’: Despite Reforms, Mourners Fear Justice Will Be Elusive for Charleena Lyles

Use of force reviews remain firmly under SPD control. That’s left families unsatisfied before.