The findings, released on Friday, include those from a case in which an officer punched a man several times in the torso amid an arrest, and another in which an officer pushed a demonstrator to the ground twice, causing injuries to their head and face.
The settlement agreement centers on findings that a Black mother and her son were the target of racial discrimination and retaliation by Thornton Creek Elementary School staff during the 2017-18 academic year.
The city’s Office of Police Accountability has wrapped up five investigations into complaints filed against the Seattle Police Department amid ongoing protests, including a case in which a child was hit with pepper spray.
Auburn Police officer Jeffrey Nelson, 41, has been charged with second degree murder and first degree assault in connection with the 2019 shooting death of 26-year-old Jesse Sarey.
The case is believed to be the first of its kind charged under Washington state’s Initiative 940, which eliminates a long-held legal standard of not charging officers in deadly force cases unless it can be proven they acted with “malice.”
The family of a young boy hit with pepper spray and a woman shot in the eye with a rubber bullet are speaking out about the Seattle Police Department’s use of crowd control weapons against demonstrators.
Their attorneys say they intend to file lawsuits in the wake of the incidents.
Two teachers who resigned from Kennedy Catholic High School in February spent several months under the threat of losing their jobs upon sharing their same-sex engagements with school officials, according to their attorney.
The Archdiocese allegedly “wanted their keys and wanted them to be gone.”
Amid an ongoing KUOW investigation into Seattle Public Schools allowing abusive teachers to return to the classroom, district officials said they are revising teacher misconduct policies and reporting mechanisms.