In the weeks following 20-year-old Tommy Le’s death at the hands of King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cesar Molina, Xuyen Le still refused to believe her nephew would have attacked the police with anything, much less a knife. She told then-Sheriff John Urquhart as much at a meeting of the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition, which she later described in the process of court proceedings.
The trial regarding the wrongful death of Tommy Le by a King County Sheriff’s deputy will begin on June 10, 2019.
Dear Sheriff Johanknecht, We are writing to submit a citizen complaint regarding the 8/22/18 report and conclusion reached by the Use of Force Review Board in the 6/14/17 death by bullets to the back of Tommy Le by King County Sheriff Caesar Molina in the City of Burien. From the time of Tommy Le’s death, […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY SEATTLE — King County Executive Dow Constantine signed an executive order on Oct. 3, making substantial reforms to the county’s inquest process for reviewing incidents involving use of deadly force by police. The changes are intended to increase accountability and transparency. Currently, there are nine pending inquests, including the […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The family of Tommy Le — who was shot and killed by a King County deputy last year — said they are “disillusioned but not surprised” about a recent county report. A review board concluded that the June 2017 shooting death was justified. The King County Sheriff’s Office released the […]
By Sophia Stephens & Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY One year since the shooting death of Tommy Le, his family says they are dissatisfied with the investigation into his case. “This past year was one that was terrible,” said the family in statement. “And now, on the anniversary of Tommy’s death, all of us feel […]
SEATTLE (AP) — King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting by a sheriff’s deputy of a 20-year-old Burien man in June. King County Sheriff’s Office deputy Cesar Molina shot Tommy Le in Burien June 13 while responding to reports that Le was threatening people with a knife. Authorities say […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Tommy Le was a 20-year-old Vietnamese American man who had a job at a casino in Tulalip at the same time he was finishing up school — and he was one day away from his high school graduation when he was fatally shot by King County sheriff’s deputy Cesar […]
By CHRISTINE WILLMSEN The Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — When Tommy Le’s photo appeared in the screen during the slideshow fellow graduates cheered and hollered. The 20-year-old and about 45 fellow students had just graduated from Career Link, an alternative high-school completion program at South Seattle College. But they also didn’t understand why the wide-smiling, […]