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Resource ID: #22576
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Date: 08/01/05; 08/02/05; 08/03/05; 08/04/05; 08/10/05; 08/23/05; 08/27/05; 09/14/05; 11/15/05; 12/10/05; 12/12/05; 12/16/05; 12/28/05; 12/29/05; 12/30/05

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Post-Intelligencer reporters exposed numerous cases of crime and abuse in the King County Sheriff's Department. Several officers were allowed to retire rather than face criminal charges for misconduct. One officer's gun was stolen by his roommate, who used the weapon to murder a convenience store clerk. Another officer was promoted to master police officer and trainer despite a long history of misconduct. The sheriff's office failed to discipline other officers with long records of abuse and crime, as well.

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