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In a ceremony last week, city officials left no doubt about who the building is named after.
The home of the Kent Police Department isn’t named after the Confederate general, but the former police chief that the building is dedicated to was.
Unlike other King County cities that have passed similar ordinances, the Kent vote was neither unanimous nor permanent.
The incident marks the fourth time Kent police have killed a suspect in the last 10 months.
The Kent City Council will vote Tuesday night on legislation cribbed from three other cities that have already approved a ban.
As the formal investigation nears its conclusion, a more complete account of the night emerges.
The documents came in response to requests from friends and family.
“It has been weeks after police fatally shot Giovonn and they are still not providing answers.”
In the last two months, the area has seen the number of shooting incidents drop from 65 per month to 36.
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.
The incident resulted in the death of a 19-year-old suspect and injuries to three SPD officers.