KCPAO in the News: April 10— April 16

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from April 10 through April 16. Our office handles felony-level crimes — which are the more serious crimes committed in King County — while City Attorneys’ offices handle most misdemeanors. Each day, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office files roughly 25 felony cases in King County, and we’re working hard to make sure the public and the media know about the work we’re doing to hold people who cause harm accountable.

PAO Mentions

KING 5: Suspect forced his way into Bellevue home, held victim at gunpoint during crime spree

KING 5: Teen accused of car prowling released because juvenile detention center would not accept him, police say

KING 5: Renton teens arrested after robbery and pursuit found with modified AK-47

KING 5: Suspects accused of killing Mercer Island man plead not guilty to murder

KOMO 4: Renton teen accused in shooting death of 15-year-old held on $1 million bond

Mercer Island Reporter: Police refer firearm, threat incident to KC prosecutors

My Northwest: Son of former Seattle Mayor McGinn pleads not guilty to child pornography charges

Renton Reporter: Teen Dies in Fatal Renton Shooting

Publicola: Seattle Police Knew Officer Who Struck and Killed Pedestrian Had “Checkered History,” But Hired Him Anyway

Seattle Times: Jail understaffing is dire. Let counties do their own training (editorial)

Seattle Times: Killing of West Seattle homeless man a window into tension in neighbors

Updates in Seattle Rape Case

FOX 13: UW football player played in major games despite rape investigation


KING 5: UW issues statement about football player charged with rape

KUOW: King County prosecutors ‘rush filed’ charges against UW football player accused of two rapes

My Northwest: UW football player charged with raping two women

People.com: University of Washington Running Back Tybo Rogers Accused of 2 Rapes

Seattle Times: What we know about UW football’s Tylin Rogers charges on rape allegations

Seattle Times: UW running back remained on team while under investigation for alleged rapes

Tuscaloosa News: UW player arrested on rape charges from alleged incidents at time Kalen DeBoer was coach

Updates in Organized Retail Theft Case

Kent Reporter: Police Bust Mother Daughter in Kent for Retail Crime Spree

KOMO 4: Bellevue authorities bust major West Coast theft ring targeting Lululemon stores

Updates: Sea-Tac Airport Protest

Seattle Times: 46 people arrested in pro-Palestinian protest at Sea-Tac Airport

Seattle Times: What we know about the protest that shut down Sea-Tac Airport on Monday

Animal Cruelty Case

FOX 13: Seattle dog shot, killed while playing outside: ‘He took my baby’

Kent Reporter: Renton Police take over investigation of business owner’s death

KING 5: Renton salon owner’s body transported to King County as police work to build criminal case

My Northwest: Seattle woman grieves dog that was shot, killed while roaming outside

Firm Hires Former PAO Member

Bloomberg Law: Bryan Cave Adds Partner in Litigation, Investigations Department

Law 360: BCLP Adds Former Prosecutor As Trial Partner In Seattle