Shoreline motorcyclist awarded $65k and change of KCSO policies

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Detective holding a gun on motorcyclist
Photo from Alex Randall's YouTube video
According to The Seattle Times,  Alex Randall, the Shoreline motorcyclist who was stopped by an angry plainclothes King County Sheriff's Office detective and threatened with a firearm, has been awarded $65,000 from King county. (see previous story).

According to the settlement, the sheriff’s office had agreed to alter its training and its policies by the end of this week to acknowledge that displaying a gun is a use-of-force incident that “should be reported within the Sheriff’s office subject to further consideration and evaluation by persons higher up in the chain of command.”
A permanent policy will follow that, at a minimum, recognizes that aiming a weapon constitutes a use of force which must be lawfully justified and reviewed, according to the settlement.

The detective was given five days suspension.

Full story HERE



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