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No hate-crime charge in vandalism case


Last updated 8/14/2020 at 3:54pm

Brian Soergel

Christabel Jamison repaired the "t" in her artwork by rearranging individual pieces of privacy tape made for chain-link fences.

On July 19, three days after the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office declined to file a hate crime charge against the man Edmonds Police identified as a suspect in the vandalism of the "I Can't Breathe" artwork, the man in question walked to the Edmonds police station and summoned a police officer.

According to an Edmonds police report, the 69-year-old man, Richard Tuttle, wanted to talk to an officer about the incident, which was referred back to the City of Edmonds' prosecuting office for consideration of a malicious mischief charge.

"I made the front page of the paper," Tuttle told Offi...

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