King County Sheriff's Office

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Report Finds Complaints Against King County Sheriff’s Deputies Weren’t Investigated

An outside review says that allegations of excessive force and racially-biased policing weren’t pursued.

 

Photo by Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons

Drug Bust Takes Down Violent Puget Sound Drug Traffickers

A joint operation by local and federal officals arrested 35 “drug dealing conspirators” on June 6.

 

King County Sheriff’s Deputies to Carry Naloxone

King County Sheriff’s Deputies to Carry Naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

 

Watchdog Says Sheriff Is Holding Back County Police Reform

Watchdog Says Sheriff Is Holding Back County Police Reform

Oversight director says staff still can’t get information it needs to fully vet law enforcement.

Watchdog Says Sheriff Is Holding Back County Police Reform
King County Sheriff’s Office to Review Crisis Training for Deputies

King County Sheriff’s Office to Review Crisis Training for Deputies

County Councilmember Joe McDermott says better training is a first step toward fixing the police.

King County Sheriff’s Office to Review Crisis Training for Deputies
Tommy Le’s family, joined by their lawyers, discuss autopsy results. Photo by Daniel Person

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.

Tommy Le’s family, joined by their lawyers, discuss autopsy results. Photo by Daniel Person
An unidentified gunman, later revealed to be a King County detective, sticks up a motorcyclist at gunpoint. Screenshot via YouTube user Squid Tips, aka Alex Randall

County Sheriff Identifies Detective Who Threatened Motorist at Gunpoint

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

An unidentified gunman, later revealed to be a King County detective, sticks up a motorcyclist at gunpoint. Screenshot via YouTube user Squid Tips, aka Alex Randall
An unidentified gunman, later revealed to be a King County detective, sticks up a motorcyclist at gunpoint. Screenshot via YouTube user Squid Tips, aka Alex Randall

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.

An unidentified gunman, later revealed to be a King County detective, sticks up a motorcyclist at gunpoint. Screenshot via YouTube user Squid Tips, aka Alex Randall
Tommy Le’s family at the forum. Photo by Daniel Person

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.”

Tommy Le’s family at the forum. Photo by Daniel Person
Tommy Le. Photo via CareerLink/Justice for Tommy Le

For Vietnamese Community, Tommy Le’s Death Could Create a ‘New Paradigm’ of Activism

For decades, protest ‘just wasn’t done.’ But that may be changing.

Tommy Le. Photo via CareerLink/Justice for Tommy Le
Photo courtesy of John Urquhart for Sheriff
Photo courtesy of John Urquhart for Sheriff
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