A King County Sheriff's deputy is being prosecuted for misdemeanor assault after he apparently beat a teenage girl he was putting in a holding cell. Beating caught on police video, Seattle P-I, Feb. 27, 2009. The P-I obtained the video through a public records request, over the objection of the deputy's attorneys:
"We had argued strenuously that the videotape released to the media this morning not be released because it does not tell the whole story of the incident," attorney Anne Bremner said in a statement.The article mentions a recent federal trial in which another deputy, Brian Bonnar, was acquitted of civil rights violations. Bonnar was represented by David Allen and Todd Maybrown, who is also a UW Trial Ad instructor.
"As we argued to the judge, it will inflame public opinion and will severely impact the deputy's right to a fair trial."