Steve Hunter

DNA Under Girl’s Fingernail Leads to Attempted Kidnapping Charge

DNA Under Girl’s Fingernail Leads to Attempted Kidnapping Charge

Teen scratched man’s face after he forced her into vehicle near Kent

DNA Under Girl’s Fingernail Leads to Attempted Kidnapping Charge
Daron Morris

Should the 16-Year-Old Be Charged with Murder in the Death of Officer Moreno?

King County Prosecutor Candidate Daron Morris says no and thinks the Kent teen should not be tried as an adult.

Daron Morris
Kent Adds ‘Chief’ to Robert E. Lee Police Building Name

Kent Adds ‘Chief’ to Robert E. Lee Police Building Name

In a ceremony last week, city officials left no doubt about who the building is named after.

Kent Adds ‘Chief’ to Robert E. Lee Police Building Name
Vicki Schmitz stands next to the city of Kent building named after her father Robert E. Lee, a former Kent Police chief. Photo by Steve Hunter

Why the Robert E. Lee Memorial Building in Kent Won’t Be Changing Its Name

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.

Vicki Schmitz stands next to the city of Kent building named after her father Robert E. Lee, a former Kent Police chief. Photo by 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

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.

Seattle Man Fatally Shot by Kent Police Identified
Sound Publishing File Photo

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.

Sound Publishing File Photo

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

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

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

Kent Police Release Statements From Officers Involved in Shooting of Joseph-McDade
Sonia Joseph reads a statement Thursday outside of the Kent Police Station asking for more answers from police surrounding the shooting death of her son, Giovonn Joseph-McDade, on June 24 by a Kent Police officer. Steve Hunter/Kent Reporter

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.”

Sonia Joseph reads a statement Thursday outside of the Kent Police Station asking for more answers from police surrounding the shooting death of her son, Giovonn Joseph-McDade, on June 24 by a Kent Police officer. Steve Hunter/Kent Reporter
Kent Police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson on Monday at Kent City Hall surrounded by representatives from law enforcement agencies across South King County. Photo by Mark Klaas/Kent Reporter

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.

Kent Police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson on Monday at Kent City Hall surrounded by representatives from law enforcement agencies across South King County. Photo by Mark Klaas/Kent Reporter
Giovonn Joseph-McDade runs with the ball while playing for the Kent-Meridian High School football team in 2013. File Photo/Kent Reporter

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.

Giovonn Joseph-McDade runs with the ball while playing for the Kent-Meridian High School football team in 2013. File Photo/Kent Reporter

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.