Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Safety and Security Issues at the King County Courthouse

May 2020 Bar Bulletin

Before Washington State issued stay-at-home orders and courthouses closed their doors for the majority of citizens due to COVID-19, I had been thinking about the escalating security issues at the King County Courthouse on Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. For months, visitors and employees at the courthouse were regularly subjected to disturbing occurrences of harassment, violence, and other security hazards. When the courts all but shut down, the issue seemed less urgent. However, now that state officials are working on plans to re-open parts of our community and economy, I think this is exactly the right time to consider opportunities we...

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