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Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Daniel T. Satterberg

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
King County Courthouse, Room W554
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2362
(206) 296-9000

 

 

April 2
New Law Restricts Firearms Possession by Individuals with
Last Friday Gov. Inslee signed into law HB1840, which prevents those who have been served a domestic violence (DV) protection order from possessing or purchasing a firearm.  Learn more...
April 2
Protection Order Program: 25 years of Helping Victims of Domestic Violence
The PAO’s Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP) is marking its 25th year of assisting victims of domestic violence obtain temporary and permanent protection orders.  Learn more...
April 2
Update on 2013 Domestic Violence Statistics for King County
In 2013, there were over 1,000 felony domestic violence cases filed. The cases involved threats to kill, felony assault where a victim receives medical treatment or when it involves strangulation, robbery, rape, and felony violations of a court order (assault during an order, or prior convictions for order violation).  Learn more...
April 2
PAO’s Partners in the Community
The PAO is working with King County TV to produce an ongoing program called “Prosecutor’s Partners,” which features people and organizations that are making a difference in King County.  Learn more...
April 2
Case Updates: April 2, 2014
State v. Lester P. Thompson, Jr.. . .State v. Jose Jimenez-Lopez. . .State v. Michael Lee Phillips. . .State v. Ivan and Deborah Ljunghammar...  Learn more...
March 11
Groundbreaking Legislation Passed to Intervene with Juveniles Caught Carrying Firearms
For the last four years, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has pushed for legislative action to address a glaring hole in our juvenile justice system. House Bill 2164 requires that a juvenile who is found with an illegal gun on the first offense be ordered by the Court to participate in an evidence-based intervention program in order to address the root causes of the juvenile’s illegal gun possession.   Learn more...
March 11
King County TV Justice Files: The Case of State v. Martin David Pietz
In November, Martin David Pietz was sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing his wife Nicole and dumping her body in a wooded area in Burien in 2006.   Learn more...
March 11
Victims of 1995 Courthouse Shooting Remembered
March 2nd marked the 19th anniversary of a shooting at the King County Courthouse that claimed the lives of three women and an unborn baby  Learn more...
March 11
PAO Partners that Shine: Seattle Urban Academy
See Article about Last summer, the PAO teamed up with a new partner whose mission is to help at-risk youth graduate from high school, which aligns with the PAO’s efforts to keep kids in school and away from the courts  Learn more...
March 11
CASE UPDATES: March 12, 2014
State v. Jose Gonzalez-Leos. . .State v. Clarence White. . .State v. Donald Plute  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Remembering a Peaceful Protest that Led to the Creation of El Centro de la Raza
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg dedicated a photo of Larry Gossett and Roberto Maestas last month at the Hall of Justice in the King County Prosecutor’s Office.  Learn more...
Feb. 19
The 12th Man at the PAO - Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champions
See a photo of the PAOs 12th Fan Support  Learn more...
Feb. 19
CASE UPDATES: February 19, 2014
State v. Jorge Lizarraga...State v. David Lainez...Juvenile Gang Member Sentenced to 5 years in Violent Carjacking  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Just the Facts: The Juvenile Justice System
As state legislators gathered in Olympia in January, several law makers proposed a bill that would call for a systemic review of our juvenile justice system. 180 Program and Truancy Programs  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Satterberg Delivers State of the PAO Address
In January, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg gave his annual State of the Prosecutor’s Office address.  Learn more...
Dec. 17
Local Criminal Justice Officials Provide DV Training in Tablisi, Georgia
Local representatives from our criminal justice system participated in an international domestic violence conference last month in Tablisi, Georgia.   Learn more...
Dec. 17
PAO’s Juvenile Section Recognized for Food Frenzy Contributions
Representatives from Food Lifeline recently awarded a plaque to the Juvenile Section of the PAO.   Learn more...
Dec. 17
2013 Service Awards for PAO Employees
Last month, several PAO Employees observed significant anniversaries in the office.  Learn more...
Dec. 17
PAO Participates in Annual Share the Warmth Campaign
The PAO is participating in the annual Share the Warmth Campaign to collect gently used and clean clothing which is distributed to the Union Gospel Men’s and Women’s (which also includes kids) shelters as well as to the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC).  Learn more...
Dec. 17
Senior DPA Sara McCulloch Sworn In as Bainbridge Island Municipal Judge, Senior DPA Jim Ferrell Elected Mayor of Federal Way
Senior DPA Sara McCulloch has been appointed as judge for the Bainbridge Island Municipal Court. Senior DPA Jim Ferrell will also continue work in public service.  Learn more...
Dec. 17
Go Dog Go! Facility Dogs at the Courthouse
A conference was held last month exploring the benefits of using trained facility dogs in court. As many as 80 legal professionals from around the United States, Canada and Chile attended the all-day conference.  Learn more...
Dec. 17
A Look Back at the King County Prosecutor’s Office in 1935
A 1935 annual report of the King County Prosecutor’s Office provides an interesting look back at the criminal justice system of 78 years ago.   Learn more...
Dec. 17
CASE UPDATES: December 17, 2013
State v. DeMarquez Austin . . . State v. Juliana Cratsenberg . . . & State v. Jose Antonio Haughton  Learn more...
Oct. 17
A Mother Continues Her Mission to Eliminate Unsecured Loads
In 2004, Robin Abel’s daughter, Maria, was severely injured by an unsecured piece of furniture that fell from an open trailer onto the highway and crashed through her windshield.  Learn more...
Oct. 17
CASE UPDATES: October 17 2013
State v. Johnny Rourn . . . & State v. Moses Kelly  Learn more...
Oct. 17
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: PAO Recognizes Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each October the King County Prosecutor’s Office recognizes law enforcement officers for their outstanding work in domestic violence investigations.  Learn more...
Oct. 17
Welcoming New DPAs to the PAO
Six new DPAs are beginning their legal careers here at the PAO. The new DPAs were sworn in during a ceremony in late September.   Learn more...
Aug. 14
PAO Team Participates in Refuse To Abuse 5K Run
The PAO’s Domestic Violence Unit joined many others in the Refuse to Abuse 5k Run/Walk in July hosted by the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field to benefit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Learn more...
Aug. 14
Federal “De-Escalation” of War on Drugs Follows King County’s Five Year Plan
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new “Smart on Crime” policy shift for federal law enforcement this week in the approach to illegal drug markets.  Learn more...
Aug. 14
The King County Jail – Rooms are Available
For the first time in decades, King County is experiencing a surplus in jail beds. The construction of the SCORE facility by a group of south county cities, and a decline in the number of people held in custody while awaiting trial are two of the reasons why.  Learn more...
Aug. 14
The PAO’s Family Support Division
The PAO’s Family Support Division is a partner with the Division of Child Support (DCS) of the State Department of Social and Health Services. Most child support is collected by DCS through automatic wage withholding and other administrative remedies  Learn more...
Aug. 14
Annual Food Frenzy Drive at PAO Raises $11,600 for Food Lifeline
The PAO completed its annual two-week fundraising project in July called Food Frenzy, which raised $11,600 for Food Lifeline, surpassing last year’s total by $900.  Learn more...
Aug. 14
CASE UPDATES: August 14, 2013
State v. James Schumacher, State v. Gustovo Gallegos and State v. Michael Anthony Robertson  Learn more...
May 28
Hope Remains for Impaired Driving Bills in Legislature
The momentum of several extraordinarily tragic vehicular homicide cases in King County has kept the Legislature focused on improving our response to DUI in the present special session.  Learn more...
May 28
Guilty Verdict in Seattle Bus Shelter Shooting
A jury has found a Renton man guilty as charged of Murder First Degree and Assault First Degree for a fatal shooting during a robbery attempt at a South Seattle bus shelter that left one man dead and three other people wounded.  Learn more...
May 28
CASE UPDATES: May 28, 2013
State v. Janice Burrell . . . State v. John A. Carter . . . & State v. David C. Hindal.  Learn more...
May 28
Senior DPA Wins Award for Work Protecting Elders
Senior DPA Page Ulrey has received the “Investigator of the Year Award” from Concierge Care Advisors, a group that helps connect seniors, veterans and their families to in-home care or senior housing options.  Learn more...
May 28
PAO Employees Recognized for Outstanding Work
Each year, the PAO recognizes and honors its most valuable employees with awards in various categories during a special Employee Recognition Ceremony, attended by many PAO employees and their families.  Learn more...
April 19
Dan Satterberg Joins in Call for Tougher DUI Laws
Last year, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA) fought hard for increased prison terms for the crimes of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.  Learn more...