Sheriff Fires Cop Who Threatened to Arrest Me for Taking His Photo

King County Sheriff John Urquhart Cited Unconstitutional Behavior, Dishonesty During an Internal Review, and a History of Misconduct

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Well if you don't take pleasure in seeing this bully shit-canned, I sure do. Huzzah!
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This is very good news. Huzzah indeed.
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so what. you got someone fired. arent you proud of yourself. you made something out of nothing. some poor working class guy diesnt want your fuckin camera in his face so leave him the fuck alone. dont attack him. bitch to the place he works. then attack him again in your newspaper. you pricks are always looking for a story. what you shouldve donewas right this man an apology. we all have the right to our privacy. and you should respect that. you fuckin prick. outta be ashamed of yourself. if you stuck that camera in my face i'd give you something to write about
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Look up the word privacy, Naumann. Doesn't apply here. That's the point (well that and abuse of power).
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Matt must be a bad cop himself, but who doesn't recognize that? Just another punk cop.

The bully punk cop (Saulet) got what he deserved. The other one, only a tap on the wrist...this time :) His days are numbered and rightfully so.

Good job Stranger
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Score one for the (not so) average Joe.
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You'd better hope he isn't wrathful...or psychotic.
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Congratulations, Mr. Holden! What a fine example you are to show the world a single person CAN make a difference. I applaud you from the nasty encounter and through all the hard work it took to get this amazing result. I hope police officer John Marion takes notice and can somehow redeem himself into an officer worthy of the badge. Thanks also to Sheriff John Urquhart for not taking the easy road and allowing this behavior to continue. Cheers.
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Poor guy. Everybody deserves a 121st chance.
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Ohhh Naumann is a badass that knows how to get things done! Someday when his momma throws him out of her house and he can no longer play Call of Duty for 18 hours a day he will go out into the world and try to find a job. I'm betting he wants to be a cop!
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Good Job and thanks!
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@3. How he's taking the photographic evidence of your assault and battery to the police and having you arrested for felony assault & battery and filing civil charges against you for monetary compensation for destruction to personal property and aggravated injuries?
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Kudos, Dominic, and King County Sheriff John Urquhart, for standing up to SPD corruption and weeding out really bad apples such as Patrick "K.C." Saulet. I'm quite certain that the good, morally decent, hard working and truly law-abiding police officers of Seattle and elsewhere thank you, too, and are equally relieved to see Saulet go.
Although he doesn't have a long history of misconduct like Saulet, here's hoping that SPD deputy John Marion cleans up his act, too.

I find it disquieting, however, to read that it takes the SPD three weeks to provide investigation records when King County could get the same job done in one day.
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Amazing that it took so long for this scumbag to be shown the door. Sadly he´ll likely fight the judgement and I wouldn´t be surprised if he´s reinstated. Worse case scenario: he retires early with a gold-plated pension.
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Maybe its a good thing and maybe it isnt. In the long run, cant help be feel that all parties shot themselves in the foot. I mean, first, ive taken pictures of the police before, but I was considerate enough to ask first. Second, in a pinch, when thugs are selling drugs on your street corner, raping your kids or beating up or murdering your friends, do you want someone like Deputy Patrick "K.C." Saulet who may be rough around the edges, but with a little extra training could be effective, helping you or some like Dominic Holden, who will be happy to snap the picture, then cry because the police arent doing enough to prevent crime.
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Now he's free to follow you around snapping pics Dom.,or whatever.
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Well done. Well done indeed.
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Props.
Saulet and his evil twin BOTH have issues. Watch the cop at 2:15 in this video at the Bank of America protest run up on me and attempt to instigate a problem.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keYYu6Ku3…

As a former law enforcement attorney I respect the badge and honor the good ones; the bad ones need to get gone. Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish but let's hope he doesn't pop up somewhere else.... stay tuned for the sequel because there wil be one....

Sincerely,
Christopher King, J.D.
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And meanwhile this does what when Judge Rosen released a cop on a misdemeanor when on camera shown assaulting a man. And the Police Guild that has done herculean efforts to prevent cops from carrying hand cams and body cameras like in California to film all encounters so it makes citizen cameras superfluous. Most cops now park far enough away to not film and turn off their microphones. So does this do anything to ensure that we are all protected. Slap yourself across the face rather than the back. Do something useful punk.
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This is what sorry low life wanna be fagot ass so called journalist write about.Nothing.Will do Anything for a story. Probably suck a dick! You act like this man physically assaulted you. As many White police officers in Seattle that go around Whoopin ass and get patted on the back! Where is the story on that?? That's what I thought....
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Wow are you and John Urquhart having sexual relations? Seems pretty harsh for just telling you to "leave transit property".
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Punk ass white boy. You have nothing better to do than to ride your bike fucking with people. Fuck you, you fagott ass bitch!!!!
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This doesn't make any sense, a man loses his job because some asshole wants to bother him while he's doing his job!.... smh!
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Frankly, I feel more afraid of police than I do protected. I am a middle class female, live in a nice neighborhood and fortunately do not have to come in contact with them. My husband and I have 6 kids between us, and 3 are young adult males. one white, two brown. Our white son was just assaulted on the bus by metro police. He is a tall thin (frail, frankly) kid. He was thrown on the ground so hard that they knocked out his tooth, severely bruised his face from temple to chin, all which rendered him unconscious. He was given no medical attention after they arrested him. This was all in result of a verbal conflict. They broke his phone in half, relieved him of his belongings, kept 50 bucks of his money, and other valuables that they decided to keep. I fear for my other two sons to get pulled over, or have any sort of contact with the Seattle Police. I, for one, am elated that this cop has been let go. If you can't deal with the stress of the job, find something different. You signed up to protect the public, not to take out their frustrations on human beings.
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The Sgt will get his job back, its in arbitration right now, and by the way the Sheriff lied to you Holden - if you think for one second he gives that much attention to someone who doesn't have access to a media outlet such as yours, then your an idiot - why don't you PDR some more complaints and see how much the Sheriff was involved in those....don't flatter yourself, he only gives this kind of attention to media, if you were joe shmo, you wouldn't have gotten the time of day from him!
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The Sgt will get his job back, its in arbitration right now, and by the way the Sheriff lied to you Holden - if you think for one second he gives that much attention to someone who doesn't have access to a media outlet such as yours, then you're an idiot - why don't you PDR some more complaints and see how much the Sheriff was involved in those....don't flatter yourself, he only gives this kind of attention to media, if you were joe shmo, you wouldn't have gotten the time of day from him!