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.

King County jail pays $2 million to partially settle suit over woman who died in custody

The South County Correctional Entity, also known as SCORE, has paid $2 million to the family of a woman who died in custody in January 2018 after being booked suffering from a mental health crisis. Other claims against SCORE and a Georgia health contractor appear headed to trial.

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