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The Seattle Times Crime section covers law enforcement by police, prosecutors and courts in Seattle, the Eastside, King County, the Northwest and nationwide. Topics include arrests and prosecution of suspects in cases of murder, manslaughter, rape and assault. Other topics are the federal courts; the FBI; Homeland Security; and Justice Department oversight of the Seattle Police Department.

November 4, 2022 at 6:26 pm

Western State Hospital patient charged with murder in roommate’s death

Exterior shot of the Civil Center Administration and Communication Center at Western State Hospital in Lakewood on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022.

No problems were documented between the two roommates during the three months they lived together in Western State’s Building 21, where bedrooms and recreation areas remain unlocked.

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November 4, 2022 at 6:01 pm

Man’s death in Uptown appears suspicious, police say

The man didn’t have any visible injuries or gunshot wounds that clearly indicated how he died, but his death appeared suspicious, according to police.

November 4, 2022 at 10:55 am

Bus driver found guilty of assault after choking passenger

A bus driver accused of choking a Black passenger to unconsciousness because the man was not wearing shoes has been found guilty of strangulation and…

November 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

Sex offender can become Washington state lawyer, court rules

A divided Washington Supreme Court has approved a registered sex offender’s application to become an attorney in the state — though the man says he’s…

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November 4, 2022 at 8:00 am

Right-wing sheriff candidates who believe their power exceeds the feds are on the ballot in WA

Candidates increasingly tout their “constitutional sheriff” credentials, with many believing they have the ultimate authority to decide what is constitutional.

November 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Congressional candidate Joe Kent wants to rewrite history of Jan. 6 attack

The Republican from Southwest Washington calls those charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack “political prisoners” and asserts the FBI instigated the assault.

November 3, 2022 at 2:55 pm

Police find 100 pounds of meth, 340K fentanyl pills in WA traffic stop

Authorities say they found about 100 pounds of methamphetamine, 19.8 pounds of suspected fentanyl mixed with cocaine powder and about 340,000 fentanyl pills.

November 3, 2022 at 8:00 am

Former Army Ranger who robbed Tacoma bank has sentence reduced

Luke Sommer, now 36, has served 15 years of what had been a 44-year sentence. A judge left him behind bars to serve 17 more.

November 3, 2022 at 7:06 am

Man shot and killed in West Seattle

Seattle Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting after a man was shot and killed in West Seattle.

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November 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

Lawsuit: 3 young WA men convicted of murder illegally moved to adult prison

A legal aid group has accused the Department of Children, Youth and Family of unlawfully transferring the three from juvenile correctional facilities to adult prisons.

November 2, 2022 at 7:58 pm

Man charged in Georgetown double homicide freed from jail 2 days earlier

A 42-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing deaths of a man and woman in a…

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