Responding in part to a shocking increase in crimes of hate and bias, King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn has introduced legislation that would create a dedicated Hate and Bias Crime Unit within the King County Sheriff’s Office.
“We must take meaningful action to stop the heinous acts of violence that are occurring in our communities,” Dunn said in a Monday, March 29 news release. “With hate crimes on the rise nationwide and here at home, having a dedicated unit of deputies would help ensure that these victims are made a priority here in King County.”
The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has reported a significant rise in
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