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Settlement of $1.75 million in Lynnwood jail suicide lawsuit

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., September 17, 2023—The family of Tirhas Berhand Tesfatsion, a 47-year-old woman who committed suicide in the Lynnwood Jail on July 13, 2021, accepted a settlement offer, with conditions, by the city of Lynnwood in the amount of $1,750,001. “The [Tesfatsion] Family will continue to do everything in their power to ensure this doesn’t happen […]

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against city of Lynnwood

Tirhas Tesfatsion

LYNNWOOD, Wash., July 15, 2023—The family of Tirhas Berhand Tesfatsion, a 47-year-old woman was found dead at the Lynnwood Jail on July 13, 2021, filed suit against the City of Lynnwood and five staff members on Wednesday, July 12, in United States District Court in Seattle alleging that jail staff negligence contributed to her suicide. […]

Official report into the death of Tesfatsion released

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Update – 6:05 p.m. July 28, 2021: The state Attorney General’s Office said today that it does not have the authority to investigate Tesfatsion’s death. It is up to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office to pursue. LYNWOOD, Wash., July 28, 2021 – Tirhas Berhand Tesfatsion, a 47-year old woman was found dead at the Lynnwood […]

Celebrated LPD Officer Mark Brinkman passes away

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By Mario Lotmore | Lynnwood Times Staff ARTICLE UPDATES 8:08 AM APRIL 13: Added a statement from Lynnwood Police Chief Jim Nelson 8:08 AM APRIL 13: Added a statement from Lynnwood City Councilwoman Christine Frizzell 3:12 PM APRIL 12: Added a statement from Lynnwood City Councilwoman Julieta Altamirano-Crosby 2:05 PM APRIL 12: Added a statement […]

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