Prisons are obligated to provide medically necessary health care to incarcerated persons. But inmates, their families and advocates in Washington have long complained that DOC too often fails — an accusation buttressed by news stories and investigations over the past year.
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.
A police officer’s lie, a Seattle man’s suicide: Family and friends learn what really happened WATCH
After Porter Feller took his own life, a family and friends discovered that they were unwittingly pulled into an officer’s distressing lie. Feller’s mother is...
Police say it did not appear that anything was stolen from the store and the shooter was wearing gloves.
Joshua “JJ” Vallow, 7, and his 17-year-old sister, Tylee Ryan, haven’t been seen since September. After fleeing from Idaho to Hawaii during an investigation, their...