Might as well share others’ stories while I’m on the topic… Easy to get drowned out in the vast internet. If I can help another underdog get heard, it’s a step in the right direction.
After Cops Threatened to Arrest Me and Harass Me When I Took Their Picture, I Decided to Test the Citizen Complaint Process to See if It Works
I was riding my bike past Fifth Avenue South and South Jackson Street at about 7:25 p.m. on July 30 when I saw several officers surrounding a young black man sitting on a planter box. The cops were speaking loudly at him. As a reporter, when I see a buzz of police activity, I almost always stop to see what’s going on. As the officers barked louder at the man, I took out my phone and snapped a photo.
From 25 or so feet away, I couldn’t discern what was happening, but the man stood up to leave. That’s when one of the officers eyed me and yelled something like “He’s got a camera!”
King County Sheriff’s Office sergeant Patrick “K.C.” Saulet rushed…
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