Serving the medical needs of an aging population civilly committed to the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island means more doctor appointments and costs. The off-island trips for care, for a time, were starting to mean a decline in actual sex-offender treatment.
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.
Public-defense leader Lisa Daugaard, a longtime criminal-justice reform advocate, explains why community activists and the police union are happy about Mayor Jenny Durkan's police-chief choice.
Bob Ferguson's lawsuit claims both groups violated the Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits deceptive marketing, and the Charitable Solicitations Act, which bans false, misleading or...