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.