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King County, Wash., Detective Kathleen Decker speaks at a news conference in 2019, while Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht looks on, at right, in Seattle. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, King County agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by a Black man who was arrested on drug charges after the veteran detective Decker made false statements in obtaining a search warrant against him, including misidentifying him in a photo of an alleged gang member. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
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