King County Sheriff John Urquhart speaks to members of the media after seeing early results during his election-night party on Nov. 7. Urquhart lost his re-election bid to Mitzi Johanknecht, a 32-year deputy.  (Courtney Pedroza/The Seattle Times)
King County Sheriff John Urquhart speaks to members of the media after seeing early results during his election-night party on Nov. 7. (Courtney Pedroza / The Seattle Times)

Renton police recommend Urquhart face criminal charge in ex-deputy’s groping allegation

Former sheriff’s deputy Brian Barnes has alleged that King County Sheriff John Urquhart grabbed his crotch in the parking lot of a Renton restaurant after a March 2014 dinner meeting. Urquhart has vehemently denied Barnes’ allegations, calling them politically motivated. Updated

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