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King County sheriff to investigate Seattle police officer rolling bike over person's head

   Thursday October 29, 2020 - 11:30 AM
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King County sheriff to investigate Seattle police officer rolling bike over person's head
The King County Sheriff's Office will investigate a Seattle police officer after a video from Wednesday night's protest circulated on social media, showing him rolling his bike over the head of a person lying on the ground.

Seattle's Office of Police Accountability (OPA) responded to the incident early Thursday morning, after the Seattle Police Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) notified them at 2:40 a.m., an OPA news release said. The OPA said at 5 a.m., after analyzing the interview and interviews conducted by FIT, it would request a criminal investigation performed by an outside law enforcement agency, to which SPD agreed.

ust before 1 p.m., SPD said in a statement that KCSO would be investigating the incident, which garnered over 30 complaints, according to the OPA.

he video came from a demonstration on Capitol Hill Wednesday night, as a crowd of protesters reacted to a grand jury's decision to not charge Louisville, Kentucky police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor in March.

Events escalated after a person reportedly threw a firework at the East Precinct, which has been a flashpoint between protesters and police officers since protests started in May. Police rode ...

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