Family of unarmed Lakewood man killed by Pierce County Metro SWAT team settles for $13M

“The settlement in the racially charged case leaves in place the July 2017 unanimous verdict by a jury in U.S. District Court in Seattle finding Lakewood, Fife and members of the Pierce County Metro SWAT team committed 14 separate civil-rights violations that night, including illegal seizure and use of excessive force. The verdict came after a three-week trial and four days of deliberations.”


Author: David Johnson

Secretary of Libertarian Party of King County