Justice For Tommy Le

REGARDING THE DEADLY FORCE SHOOTING OF STUDENT TOMMY LE

On June 14, 2017, at 12:04 AM, high school student Tommy Le was fatally shot by King County sheriff’s deputy Cesar Molina. Tommy Le was unarmed. There has been significant local and national interest in this case.

This page was created as a clearinghouse of sorts for legal documents, links, photos, and other relevant information for those wishing to learn more about this case. 

Please check back often to see the most current updates. Current news and information relative to this case will appear at the top, followed by older links.

Justice....Finally!

OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION POINTS TO MAJOR ISSUES IN KCSO REVIEW

A new report issued by the Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has found serious gaps in an investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office into the killing of Tommy Le.

PRE TRIAL MOTIONS/DECISIONS AND ORDERS BY JUDGE ZILLY

Though Judge Zilly denied the “immunity” motion brought forth by the Deputy who shot and killed Tommy Le, the appeal is allowed. The trial is DELAYED pending Circuit Court decision.

LAWSUIT DOCUMENTS AND MEDIA LINKS

On September 7, 2017, a Tort Claim — also referred to as a Notice of Claim — was filed against then King County Sheriff Urquhart and the King County’s Department on behalf of the Le family, seeking justice for the wrongful death of their son, Tommy. Documents and press links regarding the announcement are below.

INQUEST INFORMATION AND PETITION

On  October 12, 2017,  an inquest was requested
by King County Executive Dow Constantine. 
KingCounty.gov – Shooting Inquest

Why Modern Medical Examiners Don’t Hold Inquests
SpokaneCounty.org Article

Seattle Weekly: Family of Tommy Le calls inquest process a whitewash
SeattleWeekly.com – Inquest Process a Whitewash

After no response from King County, the family files a lawsuit against the County and former King County Sheriff Urquhart.
 

Le family attorney Jeffrey Campiche responds to Dow Constantine’s halting of all inquests pending committee review
KUOW

Monsignor Tuan Do and Father Trung (from Seattle University) express concern over a biased and unfair inquest in the Tommy Le shooting case 
NW Vietnamese News

Ủy ban 6 người của Quận King giúp mang lại công lý cho gia đình Tommy Lê  
A Group of 6 Will Bring Justice to The Family of Tommy Lê
NVnorthwest – Article 

Vietnamese Press covers, and supports, changes to the Inquest process

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