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King County to pay $3.5 million to settle suit alleging deputies left teen at massage parlor, where she was forced into prostitution decades agoSeattle TimesBy Lewis Kamb | Originally published in Seattle Times King County has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle the lawsuit of a 45-year-old woman who claims that when she was a teenage runaway 28 years ago, sheriff’s deputies left her at a Federal Way massage parlor where she was forced into pro...
NBC NewsAcross the nation, insurers have had surprising success “policing the police,” ending risky behavior, ousting chiefs, even closing troubled departments. By Kit Ramgopal and Brenda Breslauer for NBC NEWS The city of Niota, Tennessee, population 700, has a police department with just ...
Post-Prison Education ProgramMay 2020 | Originally published on Post-Prison Education Program Attorney John R. (Jack) Connelly believes in fighting for the individual above all. In being a voice for the voiceless. He’s consistently been named one of the top lawyers in Washington State, where he’s practiced for 28 years, a...
Seattle police officer assigned to clean up homeless camps files $10 million claim, alleges polluted site made him sickSeattle TimesBy Lewis Kamb | Originally published in Seattle Times A Seattle police officer filed a $10 million claim against the city on Wednesday, alleging it negligently exposed him to “an extremely dangerous man-made toxin” by assigning him and dozens of other city workers to clean up a homeless enca...
Kiro 7By Amy Clancy | Originally published in Kiro 7 PUYALLUP, Wash. – A former Kalles Junior High School student told KIRO 7 recently that physical education teacher Tim Paulsen began grooming him when he was in seventh grade. “It would start with his hand on my thigh when he was driving,” ...
The News TribuneBy Alexis Krell | Originally published in the News Tribune, June 2019 A mentally ill man who was shot by a Tacoma police officer can proceed with his claim that the officer’s actions were negligent, the Washington State Supreme Court said in a 5-4 decision Thursday. Cesar Beltran-Serrano and...
Trial NewsBy Attorney Matthew Wurdeman | Originally published in Trial News, March 2019 As children were separated from their parents and put in cages this past May, I felt compelled to do something, anything. I had long been planning to get involved with pro bono immigration work, but there was alway...
$3M awarded to children molested by 'psychopath' foster child placed by state with Island County familyThe Seattle TimesBy Mike Carter | The Seattle Times The settlement comes in a lawsuit that alleged the state withheld the extent of a 12-year-old foster child’s violent behavior, including a diagnosis of psychosis, from the family who adopted him. The boy molested three children in the home. A federal j...
The Seattle TimesBy Christine Clarridge | The Seattle Times Pierce County agrees to pay $7.8 million to young children of woman who begged the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office to protect her from her boyfriend, who shot her to death days later. The children of a woman who was shot and killed by...