The arrest of a Spokane-area man on suspicion of vandalizing a synagogue has put a spotlight on a new neo-Nazi group, whose beliefs and appearances remind experts of an era of virulent, violent extremism in the Inland Northwest.
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.
Washington state lawmakers advance bills to ban police use of chokeholds and neck restraints, collect use-of-force data
A bill in the Washington state House banning police choke-holds and no-knock warrants advances to the Senate, while another bill requiring documentation of police use...