Seattle Times: Budge & Heipt Obtain $1.75 Settlement in Police Shooting Case

The Seattle Times is reporting on one of the largest excessive force settlements paid in Washington state pre-trial: $1.75 million for the January, 2017 shooting of Jeremy Dowell. The case was handled by Budge & Heipt. From the October 3, 2018 Seattle Times: Lynnwood pays $1.75M to family of man shot by police officer Originally […]

Seattle Times Reports on Deadly Police Shooting Being Handled by Budge & Heipt

The Seattle Times is reporting on an excessive force case being handled by Budge & Heipt. The case involves a 2017 fatal police shooting that occurred in Lynnwood, Washington — a suburb of Seattle. From the May 14, 2018 Seattle Times: ‘I believe the officer murdered the young man’: 12 witnesses dispute Lynnwood officer’s account […]

Excessive Force in Washington State: Mistaken shooting costs county $3M

The Seattle Times reports on an egregious incident of excessive force in Washington State: King County has agreed to pay $3 million to a man who was severely injured when he was shot by a King County sheriff’s deputy and an officer with the Department of Corrections. Dustin Theoharis was unarmed and in bed Feb. […]

Budge & Heipt Obtain Police Shooting Settlement Totaling $5.5 Million

Reported by the Seattle Times: The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $2.5 million to a man who survived 16 gunshots fired by a corrections officer and King County sheriff’s deputy in 2012, ending a lawsuit in which the judge raised serious questions about what led to the barrage. The settlement comes on […]

Seattle Civil Rights Attorneys Succeed in Wrongful Shooting Case: Sheriff Vows Changes

The Seattle Times reports on a wrongful shooting case successfully handled by Seattle Civil Rights Attorneys Budge & Heipt: ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– King County Sheriff John Urquhart pledged Wednesday to change the way his office investigates shootings by deputies after the Metropolitan King County Council heard a highly critical, independent report on a man who was shot […]

Family wins new trial on claim of brutality

Damon Lowery died in police custody in 1999 in Portland, Ore. A federal appeals court has given another victory to the family of a Snohomish County man who died in a 1999 struggle with police in Portland, Ore. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined to overturn an Oregon federal judge’s ruling […]

Father pleased by trial reversal

The family of a Snohomish County man who died in a 1999 struggle with police in Portland, Ore., has been handed a victory by a federal judge who ruled a jury erred last fall in not holding police accountable for excessive force. U.S. District Court Judge Janice Stewart wrote she has “the definite and firm […]

Courtroom offers a chance for resolution

Ralph Lowery sat in the courtroom, feeling old and tired and outnumbered. The deep wrinkles on the 69-year-old grandfather’s face and the slump in his shoulders showed what was going on inside. The Snohomish man was just holding on, waiting for one of the biggest battles in his life to finally end. A few feet […]

Woman Gets $8 Million In Police Brutality Case

In one of the largest police brutality verdicts in the history of the Northwest, Amy Conroy was awarded $8 million on Feb.2 by an Oregon federal district court jury. The jury found Oregon State patrolman David T. Henry guilty of excessive force. “I think the jury is sending a message, and they wanted their voices […]

Seattle Police Brutality Attorneys Obtain $8 Million Jury Verdict for Wrongful Shooting

The National Law Journal reports on $8 million jury verdict for wrongful shooting obtained by Seattle police brutality attorneys, Budge & Heipt: ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– AT 8 PM. ON Nov. 22, 1997, Amy L. Conroy had just driven through the town of Lakeview, Ore., when she was pulled over for speeding, said her attorney Erik J. Heipt. […]

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