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Sirens & Gavels

Accused cop killer gets own TV in cell

King County Jail's decision to give an accused cop killer a personal TV to watch in his cell has got more than a few people steamed.

"This is just terrible," said Seattle Police Officers' Guild President Rich O'Neill. The Seattle Police Department also sent notice that it opposed the special treatment.

In defending the move, jail officials noted that accused killer Christopher Monfort spends 23 hours a day  in isolation and is paralyzed from being shot when officers returned fire following the 2009 attack that killed one officer and wounded another. He's scheduled to stand trial next year and could face the death penalty.

Here's a link to the Associated Press story examining the uproar.

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