Seattle police sergeant from car attack investigation has spotty ethics history

A Seattle police sergeant was placed on paid administrative leave in August, pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged car attack earlier that month.

Sgt. Michael Tietjen, who is accused of driving an unmarked police vehicle onto a sidewalk toward protesters on Capitol Hill on August 12, has a history of ethics investigations and excessive force allegations, according to court documents and a series of 2007 reports published by the Seattle Times.

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