Submitted by Gregory L. Alderete. Local primaries and elections are upon us. Candidates and civic-minded volunteers are going door to door, at local farmers’ markets, and placing campaign signs within the voting districts. Each one of those signs cost the candidate about five dollars. When you steal one, you are stealing from the candidate and […]
Local radio station KNKX and The Seattle Times partnered up to report “the latest details in the Manuel Ellis case since felony charges were announced in May against three Tacoma police officers.” Read the KNKX feature here, and The Seattle Times feature here.
A press release from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. U.S. Army Special Operations Command is aware of the recent arrest of Spc. Patrick P. Byrne. Spc. Byrne is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Byrne entered the Army in March 2019 as an 11B/Infantryman. He completed the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program […]
Submitted by Greg Premo, Chief of Police, City of University Place. Beginning this Sunday, July 25, several of the new laws around police “reform” that were passed by your state legislature and signed into law by your governor will go into effect. While I think the lawmakers meant well, I am not of the opinion […]
Instead of telling you a ghost story around a summer campfire, we have an all-too familiar tale to share: Myra’s grandson, Jon, is in Mexico for the summer. They video chat every week. One day, Myra gets a call from someone who says he’s Max, a friend of Jon’s: “He was arrested last night and […]
“Scammers often disguise themselves as people working for the government and might pretend to offer help. But, really, they’re after your money or personal information. For Pride Month, the FTC wants the LGBTQ+ community to know about government imposter scams and how to avoid them.” Read more at the Federal Trade Commission website.
“Were you an Amazon Flex driver from late 2016 to August 2019? If so, you may be able to get the tips you earned that Amazon previously withheld. Several months ago, we told you the FTC filed a case against Amazon for keeping $61.7 million in tips drivers made while delivering for the Amazon Flex […]
TACOMA — On May 27 the Washington Attorney General filed felony charges against three Tacoma Police Department officers involved in the homicide of Manuel Ellis. The Attorney General charged Christopher Burbank and Matthew Collins with Second-Degree Murder and Timothy Rankine with First-Degree Manslaughter. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the charges in Pierce County Superior Court. If convicted, the standard sentencing range for […]
On National AAPI Day Against Hate and Bullying, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released the following statement following House passage of the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, which seeks to help combat the rise in anti-Asian hate by strengthening the tracking, reporting, and response to all COVID-19 related hate crimes. Earlier today, Strickland stood in solidarity […]
Submitted by Governor Jay Inslee. Gov. Jay Inslee directed Attorney General Bob Ferguson today to investigate Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer for potential criminal violations in late January when the sheriff called 911 and claimed that a black man in his neighborhood had threatened to kill him. This action is taken pursuant to RCW 43.10.230 […]
With an overwhelming bipartisan 46-2 vote, the state Legislature today took a final vote on a bill Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested to create a database of police use-of-force incidents so the public, policymakers, researchers and law enforcement can access the data. Currently in Washington state, there is no central repository for use-of-force data. Sen. […]
On April 8th, 2021, at approximately 7:00 pm, an elderly male was found lying on the ground in the 3100 block of 89th Street South in the City of Lakewood. The male was struck by the pictured vehicle, which was caught on a home video system. The vehicle appears to possibly be a Black Mercedes […]