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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Update on investigation and review of Ellis case

Update on investigation and review of Ellis case

“Late yesterday afternoon, the Sheriff told me he had just learned a Sheriff’s Dept. deputy was on scene at some point during the detention of Manuel Ellis,” said Pierce County ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Prosecutor Robnett responds to Governor Inslee’s approach on Ellis investigation

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mary Robnett responded to Governor Inslee’s press release tonight regarding the Manuel Ellis investigation with the following:

Twice this week Gov. Inslee spoke on television about the possibility of another inv...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Statement regarding the death of Manuel Ellis

The role of the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in reviewing officer-involved fatal incidents is to examine the evidence and facts, then make a determination about the lawfulness of the officers’ actions. This case will be ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Statement from P.A. Mary Robnett re: the death of George Floyd

This morning Prosecuting Attorney Mary Robnett sent the following as an email to employees. A few requested that it be shared more widely, so we are posting it here.

Note to the OfficeI have not yet said anything to the office about the killing of George F...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Babies welcome: Pierce County Prosecutor lets employees bring infants to work

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If you see more people sporting Baby Bjorns as they head into work at the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, there’s a reason. The office is launching a new “Infants in the Workplace” pilot program, where ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

The Justice League laces up again for civil legal aid

Erica Eggertsen (Hawk Girl), Cort O'Connor (Superman), Sarah Richardson (the Green Lantern), Shannon Sullins (Supergirl) and Joy Brinkman (Wonder Woman) at the 2017 Tacoma Marathon running as the Justice League to raise funds for TacomaProBono. The smiles...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Conmed Inc. sues Pierce County, but County wins $1.56 million judgment

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After Conmed Inc. initiated a lawsuit against Pierce County, a jury Thursday found in favor of the County and awarded it a financial judgment. The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office not only prevailed in its counterclaim against Conmed,...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Prosecutor's Office raises colorectal cancer awareness with "Dress in Blue" Day

The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office participated in #DressInBlueDay on Friday, March 1 to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

DPA Maureen Goodman’s son Mitch Johnson was strong and healthy, a man with a fun spirit and many friends. ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Prosecutor's Office, others will "Dress in Blue" Friday for colorectal cancer awareness

This Friday the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is participating in #DressInBlueDay to raise awareness about colorectal cancers. All county employees are invited to wear blue on March 1 to show their support and bring new attention to...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Girl on Tacoma Street

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TACOMA, WA - Today the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office charged Michael Muthee Munywe, 36, with rape in the first degree and kidnapping in the first degree with sexual motivation.

Investigators say Munywe forced himself on a 15-year-old girl las...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murdering His Own Mother

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TACOMA, WA - Today a Pierce County Superior Court jury found Sebastian Samuel Levy Aldrete, 50, guilty of murder in the second degree for clubbing his mother to death with a liquor bottle. Maria Aldrete-Levy, 78, died in their home October 16, 2017, after...

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Prosecutor's Office Finds Deputy’s Use of Deadly Force Lawful

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TACOMA, WA - Independent investigations by the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office regarding the shooting death of William Langfitt, IV, have been completed.

Pierce Coun...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Man Charged with Murder in Lakewood Nightclub Shooting

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TACOMA, WA - Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Monroe James Ezell, 30, a known gang member, with one count of murder in the second degree for the shooting death of Terrance King. King, 28, was shot outside a Lakewood nightclub.

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Supervisor at Rainier State School Sentenced for Attempted Rape

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TACOMA, WA – Today, Terry Wayne Shepard, 62, was sentenced to more than 24 years to life in prison. In June, a jury found Shepard guilty of one count of attempted rape in the second degree and two counts of indecent liberties in the second degre...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Man Charged with Murder for Death of 15-Month-Old Daughter

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TACOMA, WA - Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Matthew T. Gantt, 42, with murder in the second degree and tampering with a witness for the death of his 15-month-old daughter, N.G.

"Parents have a duty to care for and protect their ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Prosecutor Lindquist Comments on Supreme Court Ruling on Death Penalty

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TACOMA, WA - The Washington Supreme Court has declared the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. In its decision, the state’s high court wrote, “The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and raciall...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Tacoma Man Charged with Murder

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TACOMA, WA - Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Daniel Duane Hatch, 54, with one count of murder in the second degree. Hatch allegedly stabbed to death Sarah Mercer, 42, during a domestic dispute.

“October is domestic violence ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2015

Pierce County hires Tiffany Speir as new Government Relations Director

County Executive Pat McCarthy has announced the hiring of Tiffany Speir as Director of Government Relations for Pierce County. Speir, formerly with the South Sound Military and Communities Partnership (SSMCP), has worked in Pierce County for the last seve...Read on...

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