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KIRO TV: John T. Williams Video

By Josh Feit December 17, 2010

The SPD has released video of the controversial John T. Williams shooting. KIRO TV has the story.

Williams, a Native American woodcarver, was fatally shot by SPD officer Ian Birk in late August. A preliminary SPD investigation has found that the shooting was not justified because their are discrepancies over whether Williams's knife was open or closed, and whether or not hew was facing Birk and heading toward him, as Birk, who says he felt threatened, says. Williams, who had drinking problems, was also paratially deaf.
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