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AKW Law Sues Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney and Others for Brutal Assault and Excessive Use o

Attorneys Ada K. Wong and Jordan T. Wada of AKW Law, P.C., on behalf of Paul Barracliffe, are suing Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney, Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wallin, the County of Snohomish, and other officers in federal court for the vicious assault of Paul Barracliffe on September 26, 2018. The lawsuit, filed in the Western District of Washington on July 1, 2020, alleges Snohomish County Sheriffs violated Mr. Barracliffe’s constitutional rights when they repeatedly tased him, beat him, and ordered their police canine to attack him after he was already handcuffed. Mr. Barracliffe was unarmed, did not resist, and has mental health problems. Seven officers arrived at his house shortly aft

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