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King County Sheriff
Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall


September

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Burien man arrested after fight leads to death
A Burien man was arrested and booked into jail after a physical fight lead to another man’s death. (C17047331)

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University of Washinton praises Sheriff's Office Immigration policy
A new research memo out of the University of Washington Human Rights Center titled, “Don’t Ask, Do Tell,” which analyzes local law enforcement policy guidelines regarding collaboration with federal immigration agencies praises recently adopted policies from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

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Sheriff's Office simplies Miranda Warnings for juveniles
The King County Sheriff’s Office will start providing juveniles with simplified Miranda warnings. The Sheriff’s Office developed the warnings in collaboration with the Department of Public Defense and in consultation with Creative Justice, a community-based non-profit that works with system-involved children. The simplified warnings are consistent with research on adolescent brain science.

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Off duty deputies give CPR to passenger during flight
Two off duty King County Sheriff’s deputies who were flying back to Seattle from a conference gave CPR to a passenger who stopped breathing during the flight.

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Cat stolen from cat rescue found dead
(Shoreline) a cat stolen from a cat rescue in Shoreline yesterday was found dead in a nearby dumpster. The cat’s head had been crushed. (C17046491)

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Detectives seek Good Samaritan
King County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking a woman who helped a motorcyclist after he was hit by a car last week. (C17045713)

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Search suspended for missing hiker
The King County Sheriff’s Office has suspended a search for a hiker who has been missing near Snoqualmie Mountain since Thursday afternoon.(C17045713)

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Homeowner shoot burglary suspect
(SeaTac) A man was shot and killed by a homeowner today as he and another suspect attempted to break into an occupied house. The other suspect fled the scene before police arrived.(C17045637)

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Marijuana store employee shot during robbery
A store employee was shot and wounded last night during a robbery at a marijuana store. The employee was shot in the shoulder and is expected to survive. (C17045372)

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Sheriff Urquhart pleased council agrees with training plan
The King County Council has agreed to Sheriff Urquhart’s training plan for 2017. The training will include implicit bias and de-escalation training. Previously, the Council cut the funding for the specific training by 50% during the budget process in 2016.