Seattle Cop Who Fatally Shot Woodcarver Won't Face Charges
February 16, 2011
Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk won't face criminal charges stemming from his shooting of a homeless carver, reports the Seattle Times.
In announcing the decision Wednesday morning, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said he was troubled by some of Birk's actions, such as the officer's quick decision to fire. Satterberg also said he saw no malicious intent by the officer.
Officer Birk fatally shot carver John T. Williams on Aug. 30, firing four shots at Williams who had a 3-inch folding knife in his hands.
Read the full story at SeattleTimes.com.
Video: Seattle PD Releases Dash-Cam Footage of Homeless Carver Shooting
Seattle Officer's Fatal Shooting of Homeless Carver Questioned
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
A Philadelphia Police officer who chased down a gunman after being shot during an ambush...
An Antioch, CA, police officer was reportedly shot in nearby Pittsburg Wednesday night...
Lonnie Franklin Jr. was found guilty on 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of...
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says public safety could become a problem overnight if the...
A Bibb County, GA, deputy died Thursday in a two-car accident in west Macon after pursuing...