“Thurston 1 of 5 counties nationwide chosen for pretrial justice initiative”
“Thurston County is one of five jurisdictions across the country that will take part in an initiative aimed at improving pretrial justice systems and reducing jail populations, the county announced this week.
“The initiative, Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR), will play out over the next five years,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more
“Thurston County leaders meet to discuss courthouse ICE arrest and next steps”
“In front of a standing-room-only crowd Thursday, major players in Thurston County’s criminal justice community discussed an arrest made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents earlier this summer outside the county courthouse complex.”
“The conversation began with a brief overview of the June 20 arrest, when at least three plain-clothes ICE agents arrested a man who had just finished a hearing in Superior Court, according to witness accounts and video surveillance footage. The man, a citizen of El Salvador, allegedly resisted and was taken to the ground by the agents, who witnesses say arrested the man then lead him to an unmarked truck, by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more