February 16, 2011 in Nation/World
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King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announces criminal charges will not be filed against Seattle police Officer Ian Birk in the fatal shooting of woodcarver John T. Williams, during a news conference on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 in Seattle. Washington law protects police officers from a homicide charge unless there’s evidence of malice or bad faith, Satterberg said at a news conference. Satterberg called the Aug. 30 shooting of John T. Williams by Officer Ian Birk troubling and said Birk may be disciplined by the Seattle Police Department, and the city could face a civil lawsuit.


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