Jury awards $1.9 million to Elias and $932,000 to Proudfoot

The Seattle Times A King County Superior Court jury on Monday found that Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole retaliated against two of three officers who were transferred out of the South Precinct amid a dispute over the handling of overtime pay. The jury found O’Toole retaliated against a veteran sergeant, Ella Elias, and Capt. David Proudfoot, the precinct commander. The … Read More

Attorney Lincoln Beauregard questions Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole

By Steve Miletich | The Seattle Times Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole testified Thursday she transferred a sergeant, lieutenant and captain out of the South Precinct to defuse a “powder keg” between warring officers, contradicting claims she retaliated against them in response to a dispute about the handling of overtime pay. “I can absolutely assure you there was no retaliation … Read More

TPCBA 2015 Community Service Award Recipient: Jack Connelly

TPCBA TPCBA Community Service Award: Distinguished Law Firm or Agency “Award designated for a group of attorneys who work together as a group to improve their community, whether through legal or non-legal work. Recipient: Connelly Law Offices Service: For exemplary service as a firm working to improve the Pierce County community.” Source: https://www.tpcba.com/about/committees/community-service-recognition/

Former Stadium High student sexually molested by guard gets $500,000 settlement

By Alexis Krell | The News Tribune A former Stadium High School pupil will receive $500,000 to settle a lawsuit against Tacoma Public Schools regarding a security guard who had sex with her and other students. The student, identified in court records as C.J., settled the suit earlier this month, according to documents given to The News Tribune by her attorney, Lincoln … Read More

DOC pays domestic violence victim $1.1 million

King 5 News A Washington woman settled a lawsuit with the Department of Corrections for $1.1 million this week after she says the DOC didn’t do enough to keep her safety after a offender was released in September of 2012. The case involves an inmate named Roosevelt Reed. He was in prison from 1999 to 2012 on a domestic violence … Read More

Elias v. City of Seattle

$2.8 million jury verdict against City of Seattle Police Department in an employment discrimination case.