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Seattle Municipal Court

June 2022 Bar Bulletin

Seattle Municipal Court Statement Regarding City Attorney’s Formal Request to Allow Independent Prosecution of Individuals Committing Frequent Offenses

Seattle (April 28, 2022) — In response to Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison’s April 27, 2022 letter to the Seattle Municipal Court judges,1 the court issued the following statement:

Seattle Municipal Court remains committed to collaborating with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office and the King County Department of Public Defense to ensure a viable Seattle Community Court program.2 Judge Damon Shadid has kept the Seattle Municipal Court bench informed of the City Attorney’s proposal to deny participation in Community Court for certain individuals the City Attorney identifies as high utilizers, and we are still evaluating...

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