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Former King County Prosecutor Tells All In Downfall Of Police Payoff Scheme

Oct 22, 2015

Ross Reynolds interviews former King County prosecutor Christopher Bayley about his new book, “Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle." 

In July 1971 Bayley obtained indictments on charges of criminal conspiracy for his predecessor as King County prosecutor, a longtime city council member, the head of King County’s licensing department, a former sheriff, a former police chief and 13 Seattle and King County police officers. It was the beginning of the end for institutionalized corruption system that had operated for decades.