EVERETT POLICE-BODY CAMERAS
Everett officers to wear body cameras in pilot program
(Information from: KING-TV, )
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The Everett Police Department is outfitting some officers with body-worn cameras as part of a six-month pilot program. KING-TV reports officers will get the cameras this month. The department plans to study the benefits of the technology and also better calculate the expenses associated with using them.
DA: Officer justified in fatal ramming of man with car
(Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, )
ST. HELENS, Ore. (AP) — The Columbia County district attorney says a St. Helens police officer was justified in using his patrol car to ram and kill a man who shot at a gas station, tried to carjack two people and sprayed bullets at motorists. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports District Attorney Jeff Auxier said he has closed criminal investigation into the Oct. 9 police confrontation with Michael Veatch of Longview, Washington.
2 people fatally hit by Sounder trains, another possibly hit
SUMNER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say two pedestrians were struck and killed by Sound Transit trains in separate incidents in Sumner and Kent, and a third person may have been hit in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports a train headed from Lakewood to Seattle hit a person around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pierce County. Spokeswoman Rachelle Cunningham says a second person was fatally struck by a train in Kent that was headed to Seattle from Tacoma around 5 p.m.