police violence http://kplu.org en Seattle forum on police conduct draws anger, demands for change http://kplu.org/post/seattle-forum-police-conduct-draws-anger-demands-change <p>Hundreds packed a Seattle forum on police accountability Thursday evening, an event which quickly turned into a showcase of public anger over recent incidents involving questions of excessive force against ethnic minorities.</p><p>The event, sponsored by Mayor Mike McGinn and The Stranger, was organized in the wake of tensions following the <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain/article/2367/0/1696760/Law.and.Justice/Native.Community.Responds.to.Shooting">shooting death last year </a>of First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams by Officer Ian Birk.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:54:05 +0000 KPLU News Staff 711 at http://kplu.org Seattle forum on police conduct draws anger, demands for change King County to pay $10 million in case of mistaken identity http://kplu.org/post/king-county-pay-10-million-case-mistaken-identity <p>King County has agreed to pay $10 million to a man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when a sheriff's deputy slammed him into a concrete wall after a chase in Seattle.</p><p>Christopher Harris ran from deputies who mistook him for a suspect in a fight on in May 2009. After a couple of blocks, Harris stopped, and a deputy knocked him 8 feet into a concrete wall, head first.</p><p>Harris eventually emerged from a coma but can't walk or talk. The 30-year-old is expected to need round-the-clock care for&nbsp;the rest of his life.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:05:17 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 637 at http://kplu.org King County to pay $10 million in case of mistaken identity Testimony describes King County deputy bashing man's head against concrete wall http://kplu.org/post/testimony-describes-king-county-deputy-bashing-mans-head-against-concrete-wall <p>A jury trial has begun in Tacoma, detailing another case of alleged police brutality in Seattle.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed against King County by the wife and a court-appointed guardian of 31-year-old Christopher Sean Harris, who a deputy shoved against a concrete wall a year and a half ago outside the Cinerama movie theater in Belltown. A surveillance camera outside the movie theater captured <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/flatpages/video/mediacenterbc3.html?bctid=23967850001">footage of the incident. </a></p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:19:18 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 616 at http://kplu.org Testimony describes King County deputy bashing man's head against concrete wall