Crime

The Seattle Times Crime section covers law enforcement by police, prosecutors and courts in Seattle, the Eastside, King County, the Northwest and nationwide. Topics include arrests and prosecution of suspects in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and assault. Other topics are the federal courts; the FBI; Homeland Security; and Justice Department oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

Officer’s lawsuit says he was fired for not shooting to kill

David O'Dea, a 22-year police veteran, alleges in a lawsuit that he fired at a vehicle to try to stop it and couldn't shoot at the driver because he couldn't risk hitting other officers.

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