From the bench, Judge Arend noted, “Defendant King County’s lack of effort and pattern of deliberate indifference with respect to producing responsive information to Plaintiff Harris is reprehensible. This reckless indifference in its failure to produce these three documents – documents that were indisputably relevant – is the functional equivalent of intentional misconduct. Through its callous indifference to the court rules and their discovery burden, Defendant King County deceived the plaintiff and it deceived the Court.”
SSCC #463 – King County
Go read the story, it’s heartbreaking and down right dispicable. The fact the officers will not be held personally liable is most sickening.
State Sponsored Criminal #463: John Doe
Because by all means slam someone’s head into a brick wall. The state will pick up the tab when it ends up you were dead wrong.