JUDGED BY XII: Inspecting Auburn police officer’s grim tattoos
Episode 5 in particular podcast sequence that explores Jeffrey Nelson’s position within the dying of Jesse Sarey.
This episode explores how a decide ordered the discharge of 38 unredacted pictures of Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s tattoos on his arms, again and legs, however not his chest or abdomen. The released photos present parts of Nelson’s physique coated in tattoos of skulls, spiderwebs, a grim reaper, and different darkish imagery.
That is the fifth installment of a particular podcast sequence on Nelson, who’s the primary police officer to be charged with homicide since Washington voters authorized Initiative 940, which modifications the burden of proof for prosecution of police homicides.
Episode 1: A month after Nelson shot and killed Jesse Sarey in 2019, he sat down at an Auburn police substation together with his lawyer to learn a ready assertion on the killing. Nonetheless, Nelson’s assertion relating to the killing conflicts with the eyewitness’s account on key particulars. The Auburn Reporter has obtained audio of those statements via public information requests.
Episode 2: This episode explores Nelson’s sample of violent habits and misconduct whereas working with the Auburn Police Division. Data present Nelson used drive in opposition to civilians 92 instances between Might 2011 and November 2018, and 57 of these incidents resulted in accidents that required medical consideration — the next price than the remainder of the division’s officers.
(Warning: This episode comprises graphic language and depictions of violence)
Episode 3: This episode explores King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg’s determination to cost Nelson with second-degree homicide and first-degree assault. We additionally take a more in-depth have a look at Initiative 940. Warning: This podcast comprises audio of the capturing of Jesse Sarey, who was killed by Officer Nelson in 2019.
Episode 4: This episode explores the lifetime of Jesse Sarey via the eyes of his foster mom, Elaine Simons, who talks about Sarey’s struggles with psychological sickness and homelessness.
About this podcast
The King County Local Dive is a brand new weekly podcast that highlights headlines from Sound Publishing newspapers all through Washington state’s largest and most numerous county. A brand new episode is obtainable each Friday. Every episode options unique watchdog reporting from our native journalists with a deal with how we maintain our public entities and public officers accountable.
Tales for the King County Native Dive are first reported in Sound Publishing’s King County newspapers: Federal Means Mirror, Auburn Reporter, Kent Reporter, Renton Reporter, Enumclaw Courier-Herald, Mercer Island Reporter, Snoqualmie Valley Report, Kirkland Reporter, Issaquah Reporter, Redmond Reporter, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Bellevue Reporter and Seattle Weekly.