King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg are putting forward a proposal to add resources for a specific hate crime response unit with four deputy prosecuting attorneys.
Already this year the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has filed 10 hate crimes in King County, including three with Asian Pacific/Islander victims. In the most recent case, a man was accused of targeting Asian women and children in two separate incidents.
King County has seen an increase in hate crimes since 2018, with 59 hate crimes reported in 2020, that is nearly double the amount recorded in 2018.
“This investment would ensure that victims of
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