KCPAO in the News: February 13— February 27

Below are new stories featuring the work of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from February 13 through February 27. 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

Axios: Why King County’s youth jail won’t close by 2025, as pledged

BNN: King County Redefines Juvenile Justice: A Shift Towards Rehabilitation and Compassion

FOX 13: Youth violence in King County: Prosecutors eye ‘Safer Schools Strategy’ as solution

Kent Reporter: Kent, Federal Way men sentenced for fatal drive-by shooting

Kent Reporter: Discarded cigarette leads to arrest of Kent double homicide suspects

KING 5: Boys, ages 12 and 13, charged for armed Seattle carjacking

KING 5: Man accused of trafficking 11, 15-year-olds is former King County library employee

KING 5: Juvenile crime rates in Washington returning to pre-pandemic levels

KING 5: Juvenile crime rates in Washington returning to pre-pandemic levels, with vehicle thefts exceeding

KIRO 7: Behind the scenes: Troopers crack down on dangerous drivers from above

KUOW: Viral teen car theft trend has some Seattle ‘Kia Boys’ facing adult consequences

Ilovekent: Charges filed against two in wild Feb. 13 Kent carjacking case

Seattle Times: Man killed on light rail train in Seattle

Charges in Maple Valley Murder Case

KIRO Radio: 2 men tied to white supremacist group charged in Maple Valley murders

KOMO News: White-supremacist gang members charged with double murder, dumping bodies in Maple Valley

Renton Reporter: White supremacists accused of double homicide, dumping bodies in South King Co.

KCPAO Testimony on Catalytic Converter Bill

Redmond Reporter: KC prosecutor’s office supports catalytic converter theft legislation

Seattle Weekly: KC prosecutor’s office supports catalytic converter theft legislation

Case Involving Spy Cameras at Local Business

Everett Herald: Lynnwood man accused of spying on colleagues in Expedia bathroom

KIRO Radio: Expedia to close Seattle offices for 3 days to up security after spy cam reports

Seattle Times: Lynnwood man charged with placing spy cameras in 2 Expedia bathrooms

Case Involving WSP Trooper Who Was Shot

KIRO Radio: Man faces multiple charges after WSP trooper shooting in Kent

KTTH: Rantz: Judge nearly let go suspect in WSP trooper shooting in Kent

Ilovekent: First degree charges filed against suspect in Kent Trooper shooting case

Decline in Seattle Case

Associated Press: Seattle police officer who struck and killed graduate student won’t face felony charges

Deccan Herald: India ‘strongly’ raises Jaahnavi Kandula case with authorities after cop who killed her escapes charges

Diya TV: No criminal charges for Seattle officer in death of student Jaahnavi Kandula

The Hindu: Jaahnavi Kandula’s death: Seattle police officer who struck and killed her will not face criminal charges

The Huntington News: Seattle police officer who fatally struck Northeastern graduate student will not face charges, prosecutors say

India Today: India seeks review after US cop who killed Andhra student walks free

KING 5: No criminal charges will be filed against Seattle officer that struck Jaahnavi Kandula, prosecutors say

KING 5: Supporters of Jaahnavi Kandula protest after prosecutors decide not to charge Seattle officer

KIRO 7: KCPAO decision to not file criminal charges in Kandula case sparks Seattle protests

KIRO 7: SPD officer that hit and killed Jaahnavi Kandula in crosswalk will not face charges

KIRO 7: Case of SPD officer who hit, killed student in crosswalk sent to Seattle City Attorney’s Office

KIRO Radio: Prosecutors will not charge Seattle officer in death of Jaahnavi Kandula

KOMO 4: Seattle police officer who hit, killed grad student in crosswalk will not face charges

KUOW: No charges for SPD officer who struck and killed Jaahnavi Kandula

Outlook India: Jaahnavi Kandula Death: Seattle Cop Who Killed Her To Not Face Criminal Charges

Publicola: Officer Who Killed Jaahnavi Kandula While Driving 74 MPH Will not Face Felony Prosecution

Scripps News: Prosecutors won’t charge Seattle officer who fatally struck student

Seattle Times: Jaahnavi Kandula’s family ‘shocked’ at decision not to charge Seattle police officer who struck, killed her

The Stranger: King County Prosecutors Decline to Charge SPD Officer for Killing Pedestrian

USA Today: Seattle officer won’t face felony charges for fatally hitting Jaahnavi Kandula in 2023

Times of India: Jaahnavi Kandula’s death: Family says ‘devastated and outraged’ as Seattle Officer who struck and killed her will not face charges

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