DoJ investigates use of force by Seattle police

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March 31, 2011
Chicago Tribune    
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"The Justice Department has launched an investigation into whether Seattle police have used excessive force — particularly against minorities — in the wake of several controversial beatings and shootings, one of which resulted in a homeless woodcarver's death, officials said Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and other community groups called for an inquiry after more than a year of high-profile incidents, including the death of John T. Williams, a partially deaf Native American who was shot and killed in downtown Seattle in August after failing to drop his 3-inch carving knife." (03/31/11)  

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