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Status Update in November 2019 Officer Involved Shooting Investigation

On November 25, 2019 King County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a shooting in Cumberland, WA that resulted in a fatality.  The Seattle Police Department’s Force Investigations Team (FIT) along with the Crime Scene Investigations Unit (CSI)responded to conduct the independent investigation into the actions of the deputies.  CSI processed the scene for forensic evidence, while the FIT conducted interviews of potential witnesses to the incident.  Items collected at the scene were submitted for laboratory analysis, the results of that analysis have been delayed because of the impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Once the results are received a final report will be created for the submission to the King County Prosecutors office for review and a charging decision.