Auburn officer charged with murder in 2019 police killing, testing new deadly force legal standards

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.”

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This street medic was arrested during a Seattle protest, then jailed in isolation because he’s transgender

Joaquin Uribe, a volunteer medic during the Seattle protests for racial justice, was accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest and was arrested. He then spent most of the 46 hours he was in jail in isolation because he is transgender.

Uribe refutes the officer’s allegation, and says it was the arresting officer who left him with multiple injuries, including a puncture wound in his abdomen.

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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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‘False sense of security.’ Why some doctors won’t order coronavirus antibody tests for patients

 

The Trump administration and other leaders around the world have proposed Covid-19 antibody tests, which can detect past infections, as a stopgap solution to reopening society until a vaccine is developed.

But even as labs are conducting antibody tests, some patients have found themselves unable to obtain a physician’s referral. We asked doctors to unpack that reluctance.

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Yes, Covid-19 antibody tests are really available in Seattle. But patients have been told otherwise

The University of Washington’s Virology Lab this week began processing thousands of Covid-19 antibody tests, which can detect whether a person has previously been infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus.

But as testing has gotten underway, some patients have been erroneously told by health care providers that the tests aren’t available.

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