11/05/2009

Wash. lawyer helping cops in legal trouble

By Steve Miletich
Seattle Times

SEATTLE — When Everett police Officer Troy Meade was charged last week with unlawfully killing a drunken-driving suspect, a familiar name appeared as his defense attorney: David Allen.

Over the past several years, the Seattle defense lawyer has become the go-to guy for cops accused of crimes ranging from assaulting an informant to punching a handcuffed man.

The reason might seem obvious: Allen wins.

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