Report: Cops failure to make reforms contributed to shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — A new report says the King County Sheriff’s Office’s failure to adopt reforms after the shooting of a teenager directly contributed to deputies needlessly escalating a confrontation with a man in Black Diamond two years later. The Seattle Times reports the document says that failure cost the man his life and one of the detectives his job. The civilian-run Office of Law Enforcement Oversight review of the 2019 shooting death of Anthony “Tony” Chilcott is sharply critical of the sheriff’s internal review of the shooting. Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht contested or disagreed with some of the oversight group’s recommendations, but said the office is in general alignment with the assessment of the incident.