Seattle: Chris Harris Has Now Died—Indict the Cop That Brutalized Him!

December 14, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

As clearly documented on video, Chris Harris was brutally maimed by King County sheriff’s deputy Matthew Paul in front of the Cinerama movie theater in 2009 when the cop slammed him into a wall. Harris, 32 years old and newly married, was permanently brain damaged from the incident and had been unable to speak or move since then. Police conducted a cover-up, hiding email records that showed cop Matthew Paul had a history of brutality. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office labeled this crime as “a very tragic incident,” and then refused to file criminal charges against Matthew Paul. The county paid a cash settlement to Harris’ family, showing that they knew a great wrong had been committed. But Paul remained in his job and has never been brought to justice.

Now, after lingering for many years in this condition, Chris Harris has died. His family feels this was due to the terrible condition resulting from Matthew Paul’s attack on him. That makes this MURDER.

Sheriff John Urquhart told reporters, “I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Christopher Harris. My sincere condolences to his family on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office.” This is the same John Urquhart who, as spokesman for the sheriff’s office in 2009, said they had found that Matthew Paul acted correctly when he gave Chris Harris a “hard shove.” The video shows this to be a lie. Chris had run from two men dressed all in black when they started yelling at him. These were non-uniformed cops looking for people involved in a fight. Chris was not involved—he had simply been walking in the area. He ran to the lighted area in front of the Cinerama and came to a stop and was standing there offering no resistance. He is shown in the video raising his hands in a gesture of surrender. But the 250 pound Matthew Paul ran full speed, ducked and hit Chris low, and sent him with a linebacker type hit flying through the air and into the concrete wall head first. The video shows Matthew Paul then dragging the limp Chris Harris around on the concrete like a cat cruelly toying with its kill. It was a horribly brutal and criminal assault.

People in Seattle are planning a vigil for Chris Harris. Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail! The whole damn system is guilty as hell! There is no statute of limitations on murder and cop Matthew Paul must be charged with murder!



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