FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Seattle Officer Charged with Assault In Convenience Store Arrest

April 14, 2011  | 


Seattle Police Officer James Lee has been charged with fourth-degree assault for allegedly kicking a teenage suspect inside a convenience store in October.

Officer Lee, 42, is the first Seattle officer charged, following a Department of Justice civil rights probe into the department triggered by a complaint from the ACLU.

The charge stems from an Oct. 18 incident in Joe's Mart in downtown Seattle that was captured on surveillance video and widely broadcast on television and Internet sites. In the video, Officer Lee is seen kicking teenager Dvontaveous Hoston, who was suspected of trying to rob an undercover narcotics officer.

Read the full story at SeattleTimes.com.

Related:

Feds Open Probe Into Seattle Police Department

Tags: Seattle PD, Undercover Investigations, Use-of-Force Policies, Physical Confrontations


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Kramo @ 4/14/2011 8:41 PM

I'm living in a world I truly don't understand. POS robber walks and now a cop will be fighting for his job. Hang tough brother.

MICHAEL @ 4/16/2011 7:38 PM

I don't want to guess what was happening prior to what we saw. Yea, the head kick was not the best thing to do, but maybe he was trying to kick the punk in the shoulder but missed. I can tell you that if the city pays the jerk one cent they are nuts. I'm sick of the bad guys getting paid on BS claims, it's always what the officer did, not what the suspect did first to cause the Police to be involved. Good luck to the officer, hope you wrote a good report to CYA.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

DOJ Condemns Leaks of Ferguson Shooting Evidence
New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by...
Official Brown Autopsy Supports Officer Wilson's Testimony
The St. Louis medical examiner, Dr. Michael Graham, who is not part of the official...
Video: New Jersey Troopers' Cruiser Sideswiped by Jeep at Traffic Stop
The close call was captured on dashcam video back on October 11 around 10:30 p.m. Two New...
Video: Machete-Wielding Man Killed by Arizona Police After Ramming Patrol Car, Seriously Injuring Officer
Avondale, Ariz., police shot a man Thursday morning after he rammed a patrol car while...
Video: Arizona Campus Officer Saves Student's Life
A casual game of volleyball almost proved deadly for an Arizona State University student...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine