law and justice

9:11 am
Thu September 13, 2012

King County prosecutor resigns after police investigation

A King County prosecutor who police began investigating after the arrest of a former University of Washington basketball player has resigned. The Seattle Times reports 33-year-old Leah Altaras resigned Sept. 6.

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John T. Williams shooting
7:48 am
Mon January 10, 2011

Inquest begins into shooting of Seattle woodcarver

Tribal members gather at the Chief Seattle Club in Pioneer Square last September to call for accountability in the police shooting death of native carver John T. Williams.
KPLU/Bellamy Pailthorp

King County's inquest into the death of native woodcarver John T. Williams at the hands of a Seattle policeman is expected to last all week. The fact-finding work will review last August's shooting, and will determine whether prosecutors bring any charges against Officer Ian Birk.

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