woodcarver http://kplu.org en Woodcarver fatal shooting not justified, says Seattle Police board http://kplu.org/post/woodcarver-fatal-shooting-not-justified-says-seattle-police-board <p>The shooting death of a Native American woodcarver by a Seattle police officer last summer was not justified.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s <a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2011/02/16/handouts-from-press-confererence-are-available/">the finding announced by the police department&rsquo;s Firearms Review Board</a> today.&nbsp;</p><p>The review found Officer Ian Birk&nbsp;took actions that were &quot;outside of policy, tactics and training.&quot;</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:12:50 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 810 at http://kplu.org Woodcarver fatal shooting not justified, says Seattle Police board Probe of native woodcarver shooting deemed fair, but mistakes made by Seattle investigators http://kplu.org/post/probe-native-woodcarver-shooting-deemed-fair-mistakes-made-seattle-investigators <p>Another peer review of Seattle's handling of the John T. Williams shooting has found the police department conducted a fair and thorough investigation.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:53:46 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 714 at http://kplu.org Woodcarver's brother testifies at inquest http://kplu.org/post/woodcarvers-brother-testifies-inquest <p>The brother of the woodcarver killed by a Seattle policeman testified today during <a href="http://www.kplunews.org/post/inquest-begins-shooting-seattle-woodcarver">the inquest</a> into the shooting. Much of the testimony during the inquest has centered on whether John T. William’s knife was open or closed at the time he was shot by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk, who has testified he feared the woodcarver was about to attack him.</p><p>On the stand today, John T. Williams older brother Rick told jurors he and his brother were <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/local/Brother-of-slain-woodcarver-takes-the-stand-in-inquest-114145634.html">taught by their father to close their knives </a>when they talked to people. Linda Byron of KING 5 News writes:</p><p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:22:38 +0000 Paula Wissel 551 at http://kplu.org Woodcarver's brother testifies at inquest Police video of woodcarver shooting shown to inquest jury http://kplu.org/post/police-video-woodcarver-shooting-shown-inquest-jury <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0</a><span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mvLw2ksPz0" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">&nbsp;</a></span></p><p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 03:41:35 +0000 Paula Wissel 508 at http://kplu.org