Law & Justice

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.

New King County inquest process delayed amid concerns over ‘integrity’, transparency

Damarius Butts, who was killed by Seattle police in 2017, and whose death is awaiting inquest.

The inquest into the 2017 killing of Damarius Butts by Seattle police has been delayed after attorneys for all the parties complained about unrealistic deadlines, confusion and the "integrity" of the new, expanded inquest process.

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