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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This Seattle man peddled a coronavirus ‘vaccine.’ He says he’s injected himself and others


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not licensed a coronavirus vaccine, although a series of clinical trials are underway.

But a microbiologist in Seattle has come under fire for claiming to have made one. He says he has administered it to others, including his son, who is a minor, and himself. He won’t say how many people he’s injected altogether.

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