mental illness

Officers in Seattle Fatal Shooting Had Crisis Training
SEATTLE (AP) — The two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had less lethal options and had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises. The killing occurred as Seattle police are under federal oversight follo…
State Settles Prison Death Lawsuit for $1.5M
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a man who was stomped to death in state prison in Monroe.
The Daily Herald of Everett reports that the federal lawsuit accused corrections officers of failing to protect 45-year-old Gordon Powell,…
Treatment Changes in Store for Mentally Ill Sex Offenders
TACOMA  (AP) — Washington state has agreed to make changes to how it treats civilly committed sex offenders who have serious mental illness or intellectual disabilities.
Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Wednesday show that the agreement followed an investigation by Disab…
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Tossed Out
LONGVIEW (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Washington state woman against a hospital alleging doctors wrongly diagnosed her with a mental illness and failed to treat her traumatic brain injury.
The Daily News reported Wednesday that Michelle Dalen's malpractice lawsuit w…
Man Charged After Fire at Washington State Mosque
BELLEVUE (AP) — A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday.
The Seattle Times reports Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday...
Supreme Court Jails Not Liable for Crimes After Release
SEATTLE (AP) — County jails are not liable for crimes committed by inmates after they are out of custody, according to a split ruling by the Washington state Supreme Court.
Thursday's 5-4 ruling came in the case of Isaac Zamora. He was held in the Skagit County Jail in 2008 and released a …
Seattle’s ‘Man in Tree’ Sent to Psychiatric Hospital
SEATTLE (AP) — A man who spent 25 hours high atop a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle in March has been found incompetent to stand trial on a malicious mischief charge.
Cody Lee Miller has been held on $50,000 bail since he climbed the tree March 22 and ignored police efforts to coax him down, t…