WA County Pays Additional $1.4M To settle Police Abuse, Cover-Up
King County has already paid $10M for the damage inflicted on Christopher Harris
SEATTLE — Attorneys representing the family of Christopher Harris today announced they have reached a $1.478 million settlement regarding allegations that the King County Sheriff's Department intentionally withheld highly damaging documents showing that Deputy Matthew Paul exhibited a pattern of behavioral issues before and after he shoved Harris into a wall in a tragic case of mistaken identity.
When the documents were uncovered following a $10 million settlement in a civil trial against King County, Sim Osborn, the Harris family's attorney, filed additional claims. The documents allegedly included at least four complaints that the deputy who attacked Harris had previously used unnecessary or excessive force.