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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Statement on Officer Adley Shepherd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/5/2014  4:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kimberly Mills  (206) 684-8602


The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction to prosecute misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes and the King County Prosecutor’s Office has authority to prosecute all felony crimes that occur within the City of Seattle.

In early November, 2014, the King County Prosecutor’s Office requested that Seattle City Attorney’s Office Criminal Division Chief, Craig Sims, conduct an informal review of the investigation into Officer Adley Shepherd’s actions. Sims, a former Sr. King County Prosecuting Attorney, determined that the injuries Miyekko Durden-Bosley sustained undoubtedly met the felony standard.

Thus, the filing decision is within the King County Prosecutor’s Office scope of authority.

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