Seattle University professor conducting independent review of SPD use of force
Originally aired: Friday, November 30, 2012
Police use of force has been a big topic of conversation in Seattle since the shooting death of Native American woodcarver John T. Williams prompted a Department of Justice investigation. The results of the investigation suggested that SPD officers showed a pattern of violating the Constitution in use of force, in about 20 percent of cases where force was used. This stat shocked Seattle University professor Matt Hickman, so he's been conducting his own review.