KCPAO in the News: April 2 — April 10

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from April 2 through April 10. 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

Crosscut: King County wants its own corrections officer training program

King County: King County employee represents The American Legion on (the other) Capitol Hill

KOMO 4: Police find 17-year-old linked to nearly 70 car prowls in Federal Way

National League of Cities: How City Prosecutorial Dashboards Impact Incarceration

Renton Reporter: Data shows youth crime is on the rise in Renton

Seattle Times: School truancy crisis means more than missed classes (column)

Seattle Weekly: New state legislation fights catalytic converter theft

Snoqualmie Valley Record: Man arrested and charged for 2019 death of infant in North Bend

Tukwila Blog: UPDATE: Carjacking that started in Tukwila ends in Renton with 5 juveniles in custody

Updates in Case Involving Child Sexual Exploitation Materials

KOMO 4: Son of former Seattle mayor arrested for child pornography after tip, officials say

KUOW: Former Seattle mayor’s son arrested for child porn possession

Updates in Murder Case

FOX 13: Suspect in Seattle woman’s murder expected in court 1 year after arrest

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

Ruling Blocks AI-enhanced Video

The Hill: Washington judge bans use of AI-enhanced video as trial evidence

My Northwest: King County judge blocks AI-enhanced video as evidence in 2021 shooting trial

NBC News: Washington state judge blocks use of AI-enhanced video as evidence in possible first-of-its-kind ruling

NonStop Local: Washington state Judge: AI enhanced video can’t be used as evidence

Tech Times: AI-Enhanced Videos are Not Evidence in Court, Says Washington State Judge

Charges in Seattle Rape Case

FOX 13: UW football player arrested in rape of 2 Seattle-area college students

KOMO 4: UW football player charged with felony rape, suspended from team

Updates in Case Involving Multiple Vehicular Homicide Charges

Daily Mail: Speeding demon driver, 18, who killed mom and three kids during 112 mph horror crash posts $100K bail — with the help of his family — after it was lowered from $1M because his broken legs and arms means he is not a flight risk

People Magazine: Teen Accused of Killing 4 in High-Speed Crash Pleads Not Guilty From Hospital Bed

Seattle Times: Zero traffic deaths by 2030? Put more emphasis on law enforcement (editorial)

Charges in Multi-City Eluding Police Case

KIRO 7: Man arrested, accused of ramming police cars, driving wrong way on I-90 during chase

KOMO 4: 10-time convicted felon charged with numerous crimes after 30+ mile police pursuit