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Teenager Sues Over Being Pulled From Bike, Tasered and Arrested Outside Tacoma Mall

May 17th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: The New York Times - Christine Hauser

Monique Tillman was 15 years old when, she says, a police officer pulled her off her bicycle, slammed her to the ground and tased her after she rode through a mall parking lot in Tacoma, Wash. The arrest, in which she was accused of causing a disturbance, was caught on surveillance video. Now, the 17-year-old […]

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Video shows officer using force on teen in Tacoma parking lot

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: KIRO7

TACOMA, Wash. — A Western Washington law firm released video Tuesday showing an officer pulling a 15-year-old girl off her bike in a mall parking lot. The firm, which announced a suit Tuesday, said Monique Tillman, 15, and her brother Eric were riding their bikes home after eating dinner in the Tacoma Mall area. They […]

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Lawsuit: Off-duty cop tossed Tacoma girl like a ‘doll’

May 11th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: - Levi Pulkkinen

A Tacoma girl whose violent run-in with mall security was caught on camera has sued Tacoma Mall and the off-duty police officer she claims assaulted her. Video of her May 2014 arrest shows Monique Charlene Tillman, then 15, thrown into the side of a parked car, pulled down by her hair and shocked with a […]

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$16M lawsuit claims DHS failed to protect kids from months of abuse

April 7th, 2016Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Fox 12 Oregon

Tamaki Law files lawsuit against DHS on behalf of English-speaking foster kids who were placed in an Spanish-speaking home and sexually and physically abused. To see video news coverage, click <a href="http://www.kptv prix pharmacie” target=”_blank”>here.

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Woman Sues State Over Pierce County Foster-Care Abuse

November 17th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: The News Tribune - Adam Lynn

The sister of a young woman who was paid $1.3 million to settle her claims of abuse in state foster care has sued the state, saying she, too, suffered sexual assaults and beatings while a ward of Washington. The woman, now 20 and living in Moses Lake, seeks unspecified damages in her lawsuit, which was […]

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Student sues former Selah teacher, a convicted voyeur

October 14th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Yakima Herald - Rafael Guerrero

A former Selah Junior High School student is suing a former teacher who has been convicted of voyerism. In late February, David McMillen, 55, was sentenced to more than two years in prison on voyeurism charges. Yakima County Superior Court Judge Gayle Harthcock said at the time the former science teacher violated the trust parents […]

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DSHS employees rarely pay a price for failing to protect foster children

August 17th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Seattle Times - Will Drabold

The state of Washington’s largest department is tasked with caring for the state’s most vulnerable residents — abused children, foster kids, mentally handicapped adults. But time and again, it has failed. Over the past eight years, the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has been hit with scores of lawsuits, ultimately paying […]

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Tamaki Law Files Suit – Student-Perpetrator Caught on Video Assaulting Student on School Bus

May 19th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

The father of an eight-year-old girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted on a Yakima School bus has filed a lawsuit against the Yakima School District No. 7. The father, identified by his initials E.R., and his minor child, identified by the initials of A.R., are represented by Tamaki Law. A.R., who suffers from Down syndrome, […]

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Former jail inmate sues Franklin County over sexual assault by corrections officer

May 11th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Tri-City Herald - Kristin M. Kraemer

A woman who was sexually assaulted by a corrections officer while locked up in jail claims Franklin County failed to adequately monitor and protect her. The woman has filed a public injury lawsuit against Franklin County stemming from the criminal actions of former employee Justin T. Husom. The county, which oversees the jail, is responsible […]

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Foster child sexually abused on state’s watch wins $1.3M settlement

March 18th, 2015Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: - Levi Pulkkinen

A former foster child abused in three state-licensed foster homes after Washington child services workers took her from her drug-addicted mother has won a $1.3 million settlement with the state. Suing the state last April, attorneys for the young woman claimed she was sexually assaulted at three foster homes after she was pulled from her […]

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