City of Tacoma fined maximum penalty allowed for violating Public Records Act

MHB attorneys David Whedbee and Angela Galloway successfully challenged the city’s failure to produce public records related to the Tacoma Police Department’s controversial use of “Stingray” surveillance equipment. The court ordered the city to pay approximately $50,000 in penalties, and to reimburse attorney’s fees to MHB client Center for Open Policing. For more information, check out this article in The News Tribune.

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About David Whedbee

David practices primarily in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and personal injury, in both federal and state courts throughout Washington, at the trial and appellate level. David focuses on cases of police misconduct and governmental abuse, with specific representation of people who have suffered police shootings and brutality, unlawful searches and seizures, and wrongful incarceration.