Shoreline motorcyclist's video will be part of KCSO training

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Shoreline motorcyclist who posted a YouTube video of an unpleasant encounter with a King County Sheriff's deputy during what turned out to be a traffic stop, will now be part of training for new officers.

King County Sheriff John Urquhart, in an interview on KIRO FM 97.3, said that the video (see it here) will be shown to all current officers, then used as part of the training for new officers as an example of what not to do.

The video, shot on August 16, 2017 from a helmet camera, shows the motorcyclist, Alex Randall, driving in traffic on N 145th, then coming to a stop at the red light. After a few moments, an angry man in plain clothes, holding a gun tightly against his chest, confronts Randall.

The man, who turned out to be a sheriff's deputy, shows no ID, refuses to allow Randall to pull to the side of the road, turn off his bike, or remove his helmet, even though Randall says he can't hear through his helmet.

Eventually the man put the gun away, identified himself as a police officer, and claimed that the motorcyclist was going 100 mph. The motorcyclist then is able to turn and sees that the unmarked car behind him has flashing lights inside the vehicle.


Anonymous,  August 29, 2017 at 5:25 PM  

would be more convincing if he included in his video, the part of his motorcycle driving that was in question...

Anonymous,  August 30, 2017 at 10:04 AM  

I'm not crazy about racing on public streets but anyone that can manage 100 mph on 145th in the daytime deserves an award -

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