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Prosecutors said Wednesday they won't criminally charge a Seattle police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding, homeless woodcarver during a brief encounter on a street corner in a case that has prompted angry protests and calls for increased scrutiny of police tactics.
SEATTLE — The Seattle police officer who shot and killed a woodcarver carrying a knife will not face a criminal charge, officials announced Wednesday.
A Spokane man suspected of the Dec. 12 shooting death of his 20-year-old girlfriend was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The knife that John T. Williams was carrying when he was fatally shot by a Seattle police officer on Aug. 30 was folded in a closed position when it was recovered minutes after the shooting, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
SEATTLE – Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is not among the three finalists for the Seattle police chief job. The three finalists are the city’s Interim Chief John Diaz, Sacramento police Chief Rick Braziel and East Palo Alto, Calif., police Chief Ron Davis.
The list of nine candidates for the job of Seattle police chief is being narrowed to three finalists. KOMO Radio reports the selection panel is sending its recommendation Tuesday evening to Mayor Mike McGinn for his decision.
A video showing Seattle police officers stomping on a man’s head and body and using a racial epithet has prompted an internal investigation by authorities and disgust by the mayor.
Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is one of 11 finalists to lead Seattle’s police force.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says the Seattle officer who fatally shot Maurice Clemmons will not be charged.
An inquest jury on Wednesday found that a Seattle police officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed a man who had shot four Lakewood officers to death.
Maurice Clemmons was struck by four of seven gunshots fired by Seattle police Officer Benjamin L. Kelly during an early-morning encounter in South Seattle on Dec. 1, a homicide detective testified Tuesday morning in the second day of a shooting inquest.