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No hate-crime charge in 'I Can't Breathe' case

Case referred back to Edmonds PD for consideration of malicious mischief


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 7:10pm

Brian Soergel

Note: This story will be updated.

The Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office has declined to make charges against the man identified by Edmonds Police as a suspect in the vandalism of the "I Can't Breathe" artwork.

The artist who created the "I Can't Breathe" art installation in Edmonds, Christable Jamision – who is of African-American and Norwegian ancestry –quickly repaired it Tuesday, July 14, after a vandal defaced it earlier in the day. Jamison repaired her piece after the "t" in "Can't" was hit with black spray paint.

"The facts in this case, as established by the investigative rec...

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