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Did King County Sheriff’s Office Withhold Information During Lawsuit?

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SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — Attorneys for a man left permanently injured after a King County Sheriff’s deputy shoved him into a wall says the county withheld information on use-of-force concerns about the deputy during a lawsuit.

The family of the injured man, Christopher Sean Harris, sued King County and reached a $10 million settlement — the largest individual award ever paid by the county — days into a civil trial in 2011.

Harris’ attorneys now contend the county withheld emails that document concerns within other use-of-force incidents by deputy Matthew Paul. They are asking a judge to sanction King County for failing to disclose the information before the civil trial and order it pay an additional $3.3 million.

The Seattle Times reports  that attorneys for the family expect a Pierce County judge on Friday to rule whether King County failed to provide all the information.

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