Skip to main content
Many King County facilities are closed to the public. Learn how to access services remotely or while following social distancing guidelines.  
King County logo


Metropolitan King County
Council News

Government Accountability and Oversight Committee to Revisit Courthouse Security


A key council committee will hear new testimony regarding security outside the King County Courthouse in the wake of a recent attack on the street outside the building.


In the wake of more attacks in the vicinity of the King County Courthouse, the King County Government and Oversight (GAO) Committee will hear testimony regarding security around the perimeter of the King County Courthouse at its Tuesday, December 10th meeting at 3:00 p.m. in the King County Council Chambers. 

The Presiding Judge of the King County Superior Court, Jim Rogers, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes have been invited to attend and provide input.

“The intent of this meeting is to bring the various stakeholders, City, County and respective justice systems, together so that we can begin to work as a united front to solve this crisis,” said Government Accountability and Oversight Committee Chair Pete von Reichbauer of Federal Way.

Enclosed are copies of the letters sent from Councilmember von Reichbauer to Chief Best and Pete Holmes, as well as a letter to the rest of the County Council.

Contact the Council
Main phone: