Lawsuit: Former Bellevue College dean raped assistant for years

Multiple people have complained against the man, attorneys claim By Lynsi Burton, SeattlePI Updated 4:09 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Editor’s note: SeattlePI is withholding the plaintiff’s name to protect her privacy. After S.R. began working at Bellevue College in 2009, as a front desk representative for the Assistant Dean for Student Programs, she was promoted quickly from a … Read More

Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape

Demonte Rigney was a stand-out football player for Ballard High School. On Tuesday, he was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during class last spring. “I was afraid, so I did everything he told me,” the alleged victim told KIRO 7 during a recent interview. As an alleged sexual assault victim, KIRO 7 has agreed not to reveal her … Read More

Western State employee misconduct cases spark concern

Employee misconduct cases at Western State Hospital raise concerns about the psychiatric hospital’s culture and staff supervision. Author: Chris Ingalls Published: 1:00 PM PDT July 11, 2018 Updated: 6:25 AM PDT July 12, 2018 A KING 5 investigation reveals a rash of employee misconduct at Western State Hospital, the troubled state mental institution that evaluates and treats mentally ill criminal … Read More

Jury awards $25 million for negligence in Harborview stroke case

By Mike Baker   | The Seattle Times A jury in King County has issued a $25 million judgment for a woman who went to Harborview Medical Center’s Stroke Center for treatment but suffered a paralyzing turn for the worse during her stay. Doctors in Montana had sent Jerri Woodring-Thueson to Seattle in October 2013 to get care at the … Read More

Families of victims of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting settle lawsuit for $18 million

By Mike Carter  | The Seattle Times The families of the five Marysville-Pilchuck High School students shot on campus in 2014 have settled a lawsuit against the school district’s insurance company for $18 million, according to documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court on Monday morning. The settlement stems from a lawsuit alleging that a substitute teacher had been told of … Read More

Jury awards more than $15M to family of unarmed black man killed by SWAT sniper in Fife

By Mike Carter  | The Seattle Times Pierce County Metro SWAT assault-team leader Mike Wiley described the police sniper bullet that killed Leonard Thomas on the front porch of his Fife home in 2013, his 4-year-old son clasped in his arms, as a “frickin’ million-dollar shot.” A unanimous jury in federal court on Friday decided that single .308-caliber round would … Read More

Jury awards $9.5M in case involving North Kitsap fire engine

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court jury on Thursday awarded $9.5 million to the family of a Kingston man who died in a collision with a fire truck. On the morning of July 4, 2014, Jason Foster was was riding a motor scooter on Miller Bay Road, approaching its intersection with West Kingston Road. The traffic signal turned yellow, and … Read More