Eyewitness Planting Memories
& Sycophant Experts
All the police individuals have spent decades giving King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg what the prosecutors desire. These police individuals in the Jeff Nelson case have spent their lives being sycophants to the prosecutor’s office and now we are to believe they are independent thinking policepersons that will go against King County Prosecutors?! With the completely rational individuals having stayed home, only a select group of individuals where the left-over smart individuals are weeded out would believe such nonsense. That is a jury.
Consider that King County Prosecutor Mark Larson and Dan Satterberg had absolutely zero problems with Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall deleting evidence, scripting out accusations, conspiring with individuals to destroy a person he did not personally like, enlisting liars, gossip, and slander as “evidence.” Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall with full approval from King County Prosecutors did zero investigation into the crime, zero checking on the validity of statements he knew would meet the approval of Mark Larson and Satterberg. Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall new exactly what lies to provide King County Prosecutors through his personally rounded-up “eyewitnesses.”
Consider that King County Prosecutor Mark Larson prides himself and teaches classes on eyewitness identification concerning crimes. It is clear from the evidence such knowledge is not being used to identify those who identify the wrong individual but is being used to manipulate a desired outcome for the prosecution. See next proof.
Consider that in closing arguments King County Prosecutors, for which Dan Satterberg specially assigned Mark Larson lied, flat-out lied for the false accuser. (This is just one of hundreds of examples that are easily proven)
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced Thursday that his office is charging Auburn police officer Jeff Nelson with second-degree murder and assault from a May 2019 fatal shooting. King County Prosecutor charges Auburn police officer with second-degree murder
| My Northwest |
Mark Larson, the prosecutor’s longtime chief criminal deputy, who retired in January, has stayed on as a special deputy prosecutor and is prosecuting the case against Nelson alongside Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kathy Van Olst, Satterberg said.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced Thursday morning that his office is charging Auburn police Officer Jeff Nelson with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 2019 fatal shooting of 26-year-old Jesse Sarey.
Auburn police officer charged with murder in 2019 shooting
Satterberg said his office won’t be seeking to detain Nelson or request bail but will ask a judge to bar Nelson from possessing firearms.
Satterberg said an eyewitness to the shooting proved crucial to the investigation.
Whether Officer Jeff Nelson is guilty or not, couldn’t really say at this point. Until the corruption in the King County Prosecutors Office is seriously addressed Officer Nelson should not even be put on trial. The whole corrupting influence of King County Prosecutors needs to be reformed so that the Police culture can be change. Until then, no officer should be dragged into a court of law for prosecution in King County Washington State. Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall should be on trial in Federal Court.
Mr. Nelson may be guilty, may even be found guilty, but you can be sure King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Mark Larson have nothing in common with justice. The tools they use are crooked tools. Do good, O Lord , to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart. But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers. Peace be upon Israel. (Psalm 125:4-5)
Indeed, any guilty-verdict will be the bitter fruit of corruption. In no manner, way or level should King County Prosecutor Mark Larson and Dan Satterberg everbe thanked as they are wolves in sheep’s clothing using others for their own self-advancement. Both are one major reason Seattle burns.
According to Satterberg’s judge friend, Judge Susan Craighead I am too white to understand matters of justice. Well, pooie on Judge Susan Craighead’s bigotry the following is a matter of clear justice.
Just based on the mouth-off-publicity-stunt of King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, Mark Larson, and Prosecutor Kathy Van Olst, they had better come up with a whole lot more evidence than what they have floated in the publicarena so far. A Governor Jay Inslee save-a-whale kind of a-lot more evidence related to the actual crime!
What you can be sure of King County Prosecutors, most notably King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and witness manipulator Prosecutor Mark Larson are up to their dirty tricks.
While King County Dan Satterberg will do anything for votes and Prosecutor Mark Larson proved decades ago that he will turn a blind eye to prosecutor corruption …here we go.
King County Prosecutors Mark Larson a self-declared eye witness expert is manipulating witnesses to lie, see below. King County Prosecutor Mark Larson abuses his knowledge as an expert in eye witness prosecutions to manipulate, fabricate and indoctrinate his witnesses.
However, like Prosecutor Mark Larson’s False Christianity, the proof is never a top-draw issue with him on any matter. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and to the Gentiles also, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds. (Acts 26:20) You can watch the video where King County Prosecutors only, repeat only, statement concerning evidence of innocences was “So what!”.
Grooming Liars King County Prosecutors Method of Choice
Satterberg said an eyewitness to the shooting proved crucial to the investigation.
– Seattle Times – Officer Jeff Nelson – King County Prosecutors
This is why King County Prosecutor Satterberg favors Mark Larson who is a self-appointed expert on witness identification and testimony. Prosecutor Mark Larson and Dan Satterberg have been manipulating witnesses for lying to the point 5 Federal Judgescaught wind of such wickedness.
Just as King County Prosecutors and Dan Satterberg are manipulating the public by mouthing off evidence in a public forum by now that “Crucial” “Eyewitness” has been thoroughly indoctrinated to lie against Officer Jeff Nelson.
Therefore because the public mood has changed concerning the police we now get “an eyewitness to the shooting proved crucial” to promoting King County Prosecutors to the front of the class. You can watch the video yourself of King County Prosecutors and Enumclaw Police scripting out accusations for the prosecution at www.hardtruth.us
See www.hardtruth.us for proof that if an officer needs to lie, manipulate a witness even to promoting his religion Satterberg and King County Prosecutor Mark Larson are all for that if it feeds their selfish ambition.
King County Prosecutor Mark Larson & Team
“If you wanted to interview to make suggestions to a complainant this is how you do it.” Enumclaw Detective Sergeant Grant McCall’s Set-up Methodology Dr. Yuille who helped design King County Systems on how things were to be done.
You can watch Dr. Yullie testify to the obvious that Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall, fully endorsed by King County Prosecutor Mark Larson and Dan Satterberg scripted out accusations for a prosecution.
Double Minded Prosecutors
Even now with King County Prosecutors, the manipulation is in high gear to both look good towards the enraged public and the police.
See how the officer gets to be at home as Prosecutor Mark Larson already mentions his years of police service. But at the same time, Mark Larson and the prosecutor team have an eyewitness that is being groomed to be crucial for the prosecution. Satterberg is trying to squeeze into the voting box by playing both sides of the issue.
Liars, whether police or witnesses against police are always rewarded by King County Prosecutors if it fits their self-serving goals. See Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg threw Republicans under the bus when they were of no use to him, then he threw the Democrat party under the bus in order to win and keep his position and he will think nothing of destroying police if he has too. While the police have enjoyed Satterberg and King County Prosecutors throwing justice under the bus for them he will in the end think nothing of throwing all police under the bus to keep his power position. See the Seattle riots and now the case against Office Jeff Nelson.
Of this, you can be sure Officer Jeff Nelson will not receive a just trial. But that may be exactly what his defense attorney is hoping for. Satterberg and Larson will attempt a double-minded prosecution to keep fulfilling their lust for power. I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. (Psalm 119:113) Note this well, that with King County Prosecutors facts and evidence have absolutely nothing to do with this case.
If Officer Jeff Nelson wants justice he had better get the case out of King County ASAP. However, Officer Nelson does run a risk because King County Dan Satterberg and Larson will strive to appear tough to the public but even right now are doing everything in their power to lose the case in such a way so as to still support the police. Officer Nelson might have a better chance of walking free if he endures the play-act prosecution put on by King County Prosecutors.
Either way under the influence-peddling done by King County Prosecutors justice always loses.
Proof King County Prosecutors Have No Real Proof
Seattle Times Quote
Satterberg said an eyewitness to the shooting proved crucial to the investigation.
The reason Prosecutors Mark Larson, Kathy Van Olst, and Dan Satterberg stated it came down to an “eye witness” is because all the experts below did not come to a definitive set of evidence that really could be used to justify an arrest let alone a trial.
Prosecutor Mark Larson is a prosecutor that is an expert on how weak eye witness testimony is and thus uses that inherent weakness to win false convictions not based on facts and evidence.
The experts’ King County Dan Satterberg hired all the other police departments that “investigated” will do the exact same thing that protected the crimes of Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall — they will give King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg what he wants to hear.
Funny, while I could not get anyone to investigate anything somehow when it comes to prosecuting a fellow officer every police department and paid legal hack is pulled out from every corner to tout a self-promoted win-win for Satterberg.
Clearly King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg’s case must be weak in the extreme to require this many investigations to use in court.
Of course, King County Prosecutors learned from the witch-hunt prosecution that drove me out of the City of Enumclaw when you do not have any evidence, real evidence, hardcore solid evidence, a smack of evidence just pack King County Courts with repeating nay-sayers. It is called the sin of mocking. The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down- those who with a word make a man out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice. (Isaiah 29:20-21)
If you need evidence that King County Prosecutors have no real proof solid enough for an honest prosecution to convict Officer Jeff Nelson, and that this is about a public-opinion voting prosecution, the paragraph below shouts that fact.
Any guilty verdict obtained by King County Prosecutors and the team of Mark Larson will be a sham and this packing the court proves that point way beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a pr stunt for the police to whitewash their past sins and the sins of King County Prosecutors over the decades. ” ‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?” ” ‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury. I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord . So I will spend my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, “The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it, (Ezekiel 13:10-15)
Where was the “Valley Independent Investigation Team” when I demanded an investigation?
Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall knew that if you give King County Prosecutors what they want to hear they will protect any method, any lie, and any corruption as long as public opinion is in the favor. King County Prosecutors reward liars whether that be police that lie or witnesses that lie.
If not King County Prosecutors pour contempt on any expert that does not give them the desired results that they lust for. Badge Bias is alive and well.
Expert Sycophant Police
Not too mention that all of the police individuals chosen to represent King County Prosecutors have for decades been giving prosecutors exactly what they want. The most unreliable witnesses King County Prosecutors are putting forth are the police.
Unless, of course, you can send me proof of all the times these police went contrary to the prosecutors. Proof of actually rebuking them for over-stepping-the-bounds and touching upon correction.
lol – who you didn’t enlist the dog catcher for his, or her, opinion? And to think with Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall, Enumclaw Hate Crime, you blocked every call for an investigation!
All the police individuals have spent decades giving King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg what the prosecutors desire. These police individuals have spent their lives being sycophants to the prosecutor’s office and now we are to believe they are independent thinking individuals will to cross King County Prosecutors?! Only a select group of people where the smart people are weeded out would believe such nonsense. That is a jury.
The fatal shooting was investigated by the Valley Independent Investigation Team , made up of detectives from the Tukwila, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton and the Port of Seattle police departments.
A video forensics expert hired by the prosecutor’s office later concluded Nelson’s written statement of events were inconsistent with video-surveillance footage from the scene.
Additionally, two police use-of-force experts — Jeff Noble, a former deputy police chief in Irvine, California, and Scott Haug, a former Post Falls, Idaho police chief
Auburn police officer charged with murder in 2019 shooting | The Seattle Times
Sattersberg Is To Blame For Police Troubles
After all, exactly why do you think the police have gotten out of control in King County in the first place?
Answer: King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg boasted of working hard to establish a good relationship with the police. If anyone needs to be on trial it is King County Prosecutor Mark Larson and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg for the corruption they have fostered for decades.
Land’s sake, the City of Auburnand King County Prosecutors, if the charges are true, kept on with the employment and use of Officer Nelson’s services – and now when it is politically expedient want to play the self-righteous martyrs?! Please!
The trick King County Prosecutors will attempt is to appear tough against Officer Jeff Nelson while attempting to let him walk free. And believe me, they have 100s of subtle manipulations that work their black magic. After all, even now the officer is at home while the public is being manipulated that good-old-boy Satterberg and gang are on their side. Who of us would be out bail-free, at home on a murder charge?
Forget about Mark Larson quoting of the law about Officer Nelson bail, they only apply “the law” when it suites their manipulative needs. If it suits prosecutors you will not even be given a bond hearing – and that is a fact.
Believe it there are enough laws on the books so poorly written by your destructive legislators that prosecutors do whatever, whenever and however they want. Certainly, no judge is going to uphold any real measure of justice in the King Count Courts – I have video proof. Prosecutors can declare anything and everything “the law” because anything and everything is either in “the law” or structured in a corrupt court system. Never confuse “the law” with what lawlessness prosecutors are allowed to commit.
This no-bond, free without bail on a murder wrap is the get-along-with-the-police side of the equation for Dan Satterberg and the wicked King County County Prosecutors at large.
Officer Jeff Nelson Watch Out
Better watch out Officer Jeff Nelson King County Prosecutors will flat-out lie at all times but most notable watch out at closing arguments as Prosecutor Mark Larson will fill in the lie-gaps of their manipulated eye-witnesses with complete fabrications.
Indeed, King County Prosecutors even coached a False Witness to baby-talk after Enumclaw Detective Grant McCall word-for-word scripted out an accusation, alone, behind closed doors, shutting the recorder off, deleting evidence …but I stray too far at the moment.
Sub-note: If King County Prosecutors do not want to convict you at the end of the slander-fest trail as mentioned above – they will first see how public opinion goes – then they might not lie to convict.
Hey, what am I telling you this, as a Police Officer you have experienced, benefited, employed, and been blessed from King County Prosecutors for the dirty-tricks.
Victim Family and You Be Blessed
Either way, I pray God blesses you and the victim’s family that have been so wounded by King County Courts, Prosecutors, and the abuses of their Laws.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has much guilt rising up before the Living God and the victims family and yourself I pray come to realize what false-prophets Mark Larson and his team are.
Both the victims’ family and the police have been used, and are still being used by King County Prosecutors. May you both be blessed from God with repentance.
When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways. (Acts 3:26)
Whatever the victims’ family or Officer Nelson decides know this truth – there is no justice to be gained from King County Prosecutors. Prosecutor Mark Larson and Dan Satterberg are an unsatisfying delusion that are destroying the good in the land.
It is Satterberg that unleashed lawlessness in the city of Seattle, it is King County Prosecutors that cultivated corrupt police tactics and it is the Prosecutor’s Office that demanded all manner of laws to abuse the innocent in favor of winning convictions.
The victim’s family suffered the death of a child because of King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg’s lawlessness toward drugs and now Officer Nelson is suffering to feed Satterberg’s idol lust to hang onto his power base.
Seattle does burn.
What needs to happen is the Prosecutor Offices in Washington State need serious, ground-level reform.
In addition, Police actions need to be clearly spelled out, all retrained, pay doubled before another police officer is brought up on such charges by the likes of King County Prosecutors.
The law may have been passed by the voters but Officer Jeff Nelson had not been thoroughly re-trained long enough to form new patterns of instantaneous actions for stressful situations. Indeed the whole corrupted culture of the Prosecutor’s Office must be cleaned up first then the Police will reform their actions in a natural manner. Do not ask King County Prosecutors, especially Dan Satterberg to help with any reforms. That has already been done …behold Seattle burns.
Alas, as long as the likes of these King County Prosecutors are still employed it ain’t gonna happen.
Errors Because of the current sins within the Legal Profession, Media and Law-Enforcement any statements are subject to change. If you have any information about an issue please communicate such facts.
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Officer Jeff Nelson / Satterberg / Larson / Olst / Eyewitness Lies? - The " Consider" Podcast
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Seattle Times staff reporters King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced Thursday morning that his office is charging Auburn police Officer Jeff Nelson with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 2019 fatal shooting of 26-year-old Jesse Sarey. The case marks only the third time a police officer in Washington has been charged for killing someone in the line of duty, and the first time under new police accountability legal standards approved by voters in 2018. Nelson has an extensive history of using force and has shot and killed two other people in the line of duty, with one of those cases reaching a $1.25 million settlement just days before he was charged in Sarey’s death. Nelson killed Sarey on May 31, 2019, after Nelson responded to a disorderly-conduct call in the 1400 block of Auburn Way North around 6 p.m. He encountered Sarey, who had reportedly been throwing items at cars and kicking buildings. Nelson and Sarey got into a physical fight before Nelson shot Sarey, who died later that night at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. Nelson, who is now 41 years old, was also injured but was not shot. The fatal shooting was investigated by the Valley Independent Investigation Team, made up of detectives from the Tukwila, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Renton and the Port of Seattle police departments. Advertising A video forensics expert hired by the prosecutor’s office later concluded Nelson’s written statement of events were inconsistent with video-surveillance footage from the scene. Additionally, two police use-of-force experts — Jeff Noble, a former deputy police chief in Irvine, California, and Scott Haug, a former Post Falls, Idaho police chief — agreed Nelson did not follow his training in a number of ways: Nelson had no reason to believe Sarey was armed and there was clear evidence Sarey was suffering a mental-health crisis or under the influence of drugs; the officer should have waited for backup; he failed to use less lethal options, including deploying a Taser that was strapped to his thigh; and failed to use any de-escalation techniques, according to the charges. “Both experts label what occurred as a police created emergency,” the charges say. “That is, by failing to employ reasonable, proper tactics and de-escalation techniques common to modern policing and part of the Auburn Police Department’s policy and training, Officer Nelson created the very situation that brought about his use of force.” Nelson has not been arrested: Satterberg said his office won’t be seeking to detain Nelson or request bail but will ask a judge to bar Nelson from possessing firearms. Under Superior Court criminal rules, a summons to appear must be issued instead of an arrest warrant unless the court finds there is reasonable cause to believe the defendant won’t appear in response to a summons, will commit a violent offense, will interfere with witnesses or the administration of justice, or the defendant is in custody. “There is no evidence to support a request for bail under this rule, provided that Officer Nelson is not working in law enforcement as an officer,” charging papers say. Advertising Nelson is being represented by attorney Alan E. Harvey of the Vancouver law firm, Northwest Legal Advocates. He was not available, according to his outgoing phone message, and voice and email messages were not returned Thursday. “The loss of life is tragic, and we extend our sympathy to the Sarey family and the community,” Auburn police said in a statement, adding that they would not comment further since it is a pending legal matter. “We, the City of Auburn, acknowledge that this is an important time to do internal work and reflection coupled with community engagement.” Nelson’s employment status with the Auburn department wasn’t clear Thursday. Elaine Simons, who fostered Sarey and his younger brother, said the prosecutor’s office told her and Sarey’s family of their intent to bring charges Wednesday. “We all just turned to each other, and it was like this weight was taken off our shoulders,” Simons said. “But now a new weight has been put on our shoulders, going through the entire court case. It’s going to be a long process for us.” Simons said she believes the decision was the result of “built up momentum” from recent protests against police violence that came after the killing of George Floyd and previous efforts in the state, like the push to pass Initiative 940, which implemented new legal standards for prosecutions in police use of force cases. Charging documents did not indicate Nelson’s race; Sarey’s mother was from Cambodia. (Satterberg said the charges against Nelson were not in response to political pressure and that the police investigation was completed in November; further review was slowed down by the coronavirus pandemic). “This is giving hope not just to the Sarey family but other families who have been waiting for justice,” Simons said. Advertising The shooting Sarey’s family described him at a vigil last year as a fun-loving person who had fallen upon hard times, and Simons said she saw his death as the result of broken-down support systems. Sarey’s mother fled the Cambodian genocide with her parents and siblings for the United States. Sarey, who had four brothers, lived with Simons for about six months when he was 11, then was placed in a residential program for adolescents with mental health issues, Simons said. He had struggled with addiction and was living homeless before he was killed. On the May evening when Sarey was killed, police said they received multiple reports that Sarey had thrown garbage at cars, banged on windows and kicked walls outside of businesses in the area. Nelson responded and told Sarey he had received complaints about his behavior. Sarey walked away across Harvey Road and went to Sunshine Grocery, according to police documents and charging papers. 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Nelson told Sarey to put his hands behind his back, and Sarey said he hadn’t done anything. Nelson told Sarey he was under arrest and the two fought as Nelson tried take him into custody, with Sarey telling Nelson to take his hands off him, according to investigative documents and video obtained from the Auburn Police Department by The Seattle Times. Sponsored Within 38 seconds of contacting Sarey, Nelson “went hands on,” delivering seven punches to Sarey’s head and upper body, Satterberg said. Nelson later told investigators he sustained an injury to his rib while attempting a hip throw and believed he sprained his wrist. A witness who had been sitting in his car jumped out and told Sarey to stop resisting. The man later told police it looked like Sarey touched the officer’s gun, according to charges and a video of a police interview with the witness. He said a folding knife flew over toward him, so he grabbed it and put it on top of his car. After punching and grappling with Sarey, Nelson shot Sarey, whose back was to the ice machine, in the abdomen. Sarey fell to the ground. Nelson’s gun jammed so he cleared the slide and shot Sarey a second
time in the forehead, 3.4 seconds after firing the first shot, the charges say. Nelson later said in his July 2, 2019 written statement that he believed Sarey had his knife and posed a threat before firing the first shot, and that Sarey was on his knees in a “squatting fashion… ready to spring forward” before he fired again. But video footage and witness accounts indicated the witness picked up Nelson’s closed, folding knife, which had fallen to the ground in the struggle, two seconds before the first shot was fired. After being shot in the abdomen, Sarey slid to the ground with his legs extended in front of him and his head slumped toward the pavement when Nelson fired the second round from 7 feet away, according to the charges. Advertising The witness who saw the shooting disputed Nelson’s account, telling officers, “After the first shot, he was done.” “I understand being an officer, you just shot somebody and your adrenaline is going and maybe you’re scared or something and you don’t know what’s going to happen so you shoot him. But I don’t know man, I just don’t know about that one,” the witness said in a recorded interview with an officer who responded to the shooting. Another witness, who was in his car, told police Sarey went down and that it felt like minutes later when the “the officer just walked back up and popped him again.” Noble and Haug, the police use-of-force experts hired by prosecutors, “found significant discrepancies” between the video evidence and Nelson’s written statement and said there was no evidence to support Nelson’s claim Sarey armed himself with Nelson’s knife or grabbed the officer’s gun in a way that would have defeated the officer’s “triple retention holster,” the charges say. The experts concluded Sarey did not pose a threat of serious physical harm to the officer and that Nelson’s second shot was unreasonable, say the charges. Nelson was charged with second-degree murder for the first round that pierced Sarey’s liver, mortally wounding him, Satterberg said. Advertising Nelson was charged with first-degree assault for the gunshot to Sarey’s forehead. Evidence in the case showed after the shooting, Nelson radioed that shots had been fired, then sat on the curb near Sarey’s prone body and did not render aid, say the charges. Other Auburn police units arrived just over two minutes after the second shot was fired and an officer immediately began life-saving efforts. Medics arrived and found Sarey didn’t have a pulse but administered CPR and medications and restored his pulse. Sarey was transported to Harborview Medical Center. Doctors performed emergency surgery but were unable to stop the bleeding from the gunshot wound that went through Sarey’s liver. Sarey died in the operating room. Toxicology tests on his blood later came back positive for methamphetamines, the charges say. The shooting occurred less than two weeks after another police shooting in Auburn that killed 26-year-old Enosa Strickland. Advertising New standards Nelson is the first police officer in the state to be charged with murder under the new legal standard that came into play after 60% of Washington voters approved Initiative 940 in November 2018. Under the prior, 32-year-old law, county prosecutors had to be able to prove law-enforcement officers acted with “evil intent” — or so called “malice” — when bringing criminal charges. Washington was the only state with such restrictive language. Satterberg said Thursday it was a virtually impossible standard to prove. It’s only resulted in one officer being charged: Everett Police Officer Troy Meade was charged in the shooting death of Niles Meservey but was acquitted by a Snohomish County jury in 2010. Only one other Washington officer has faced criminal charges for taking someone’s life: Spokane officer Karl Thompson Jr. was convicted on federal charges of violating the civil rights of Otto Zehm, who ended up in a coma and died after Thompson hit him multiple times with a baton and fired a Taser into his chest in 2006. I-940 requires proof that a reasonable officer would have used deadly force in the same circumstance and sincerely believed the use of deadly force was warranted. The initiative also requires de-escalation and mental-health training for police; requires officers to administer first aid to a victim of deadly force; and requires independent investigations into the use of deadly force. During Thursday’s video news conference, Satterberg explained a jury will likely be asked to consider the reasonableness of each shot and noted under I-940, officers can use deadly force if an individual posed a serious risk of injury or death. Advertising Mark Larson, the prosecutor’s longtime chief criminal deputy, who retired in January, has stayed on as a special deputy prosecutor and is prosecuting the case against Nelson alongside Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kathleen Van Olst, Satterberg said. “While the defendant has no known criminal history, defendant Nelson’s discharge of his firearm in this case is of grave concern,” Larson and Van Olst wrote in charging papers. They requested Nelson be prohibited from possessing any firearms while the case is pending, “to ensure that until this case is adjudicated Officer Nelson is not in a position where he might have to decide whether to administer deadly force.” History of force Meanwhile, attorneys for the brother of Isaiah Obet, who was shot and killed by Nelson in 2017, confirmed that the City of Auburn settled a civil-rights lawsuit filed in June for $1.25 million last week, likely in anticipation of the criminal charges filed against the officer on Thursday. Obet was shot by Nelson during a confrontation on June 10, 2017, after Nelson responded to a report of a man acting strangely, possibly armed with a small knife. Nelson confronted the man at a downtown intersection, where Nelson said the man ran from him and tried to open the door of a nearby vehicle. The lawsuit alleged Nelson, an Auburn K-9 officer, released his police dog, which latched onto Obet’s arm, despite the fact Obet had been “exhibiting signs of mental distress.” Obet, the lawsuit said, was struggling with the dog and posed no threat to Nelson when the officer drew his .45-caliber service handgun and shot Obet in the chest. The lawsuit states Nelson had a Taser, but chose not to use it. The claim alleges that gunshot likely would not have been fatal. Obet, it says, fell to the ground with the dog still biting his arm. “Lying on the ground, with a bullet in his torso, and a K-9 having mauled him, Isaiah posed no threat to Defendant Nelson or anyone else,” the lawsuit alleged. “Nonetheless, as Isaiah lay on the ground, Defendant Nelson walked over to Isaiah, aimed his gun at him a second time, and fired a shot directly into Isaiah’s head as he stood above him.” Advertising Nelson was awarded a department “medal of valor” for that shooting. “The City’s record-breaking time in reaching this agreement with Obet’s family — before discovery began — illustrates how egregious Nelson’s actions were,” said Seattle attorney David Owens, who filed the lawsuit in June on behalf of Isaiah Obet’s brother, Slaughter Obet. Federal civil-rights cases often take years to resolve through litigation. But more than the money, Owens said, the family demands transparency and accountability in Isaiah Obet’s death and urged Auburn to drop its opposition to the stalled King County inquest process, which has been on hold almost since its implementation due to legal challenges from municipalities and their police departments. “We alleged then — and firmly believe – that Nelson’s ‘kill shot’ was a street execution,” with striking similarities to the Sarey shooting, he said. Thursday’s homicide charge in that case “only confirms that the public needs to know what happened with Isaiah Obet.” In 2011, Nelson shot and killed Brian Scaman, 48, during a traffic stop. Scaman threatened an officer with a knife, according to initial media reports. Nelson
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