King County Sheriff Issues Apology for Excessive Force and Agrees to Change Policies

Posted by Tiffany Cartwright

Two African-American teenagers represented by former MHB attorney David Whedbee will receive $80,000, a personal apology from the King County Sheriff, and see changes to King County's use of force policies as part of a settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit.  

The two high school students were stopped after attending a Chris Brown concert when they were driving what a King County Sheriff's Deputy mistakenly thought was a stolen Jeep.  Although the boys were unarmed and compliant, the Deputy held them at gunpoint, pointing his gun at the head of the 17-year-old driving the Jeep, swearing at the boys, and ordering them not to move.

Read more about the case in this Seattle Times article.

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