Snohomish County’s newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney covering up the murder of Nickolas Peters

In October 2018, Snohomish County Sheriff  Officer Art Wallin murdered an unarmed man, Nickolas Peters.  Peters was only 24 years of age.  Ever since murdering Peters, Deputy Wallin had been on paid administrative leave soaking up thousands from the taxpayers of Snohomish County.

Sherriff Ty Trenary ordered an independent investigation of the murder of Peters. The Peters family sued Snohomish County for wrongful death, violating the civil rights of their son.

The final investigative report found that Deputy Art Wallin’s murder of Peters was not warranted, and found Deputy Art Wallin was guilty of using excessive force. KIRO 7 reports

According a University of Michigan Law Professor, ” Excessive force by a law enforcement officer(s) is a violation of a person’s constitutional rights.  “Excessive force’ is defined by the use of force greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be excessive.”

After the Peters’s family filed a civil rights suit againist Snohomish County, allegations surfaced that a resident had taken a video of Deputy Wallin’s murder of Peters.  Contrary to police reports, Snohomish County Detective Shawn Stitch, and newly elected Sherriff Adam Fortney, were on the scene prior to Deputy Wallin’s firing at least two fatal shots, murdering Peters.

The man who videotaped the murder of Peters was questioned by Adam Fortney and Detective Shawn Stich, handed a copy of the video below to both officers, and asked by Stich and Fortney to never tell anyone about the video.

Initial police reports signed and submitted into public record by Deputy Wallin, stated falsely, that Peters was trying to evade the police when he shot and killed  Peters, and had refused to bring his truck to a stop.

The video contradicts Deputy Wallin’s statements.

The video below shows that Peters was not a threat to any officer, did in fact have his hands up in the air, the truck was idle, Deputy Stich jumped on the hood of the truck, and then Deputy Wallin fired at least four gunshots at point blank rage, murdering Peters.

Peters girlfriend was in passenger’s seat can be seen being physically yanked by her hair and thrown to the ground like a bag of potatoes, by our newly elected Snohomish County, Adam Fortney.

Imagine sitting inside a truck, a police officer jumps on the hood of your truck, murders your unarmed hands in the air boyfriend, and then orders you out of the vehicle.

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/woman-says-her-boyfriend-was-shot-and-killed-as-he-held-his-hands-up/876756457/

A few thoughts might come to mind like will Deputies murder me too?

 

The above video was obtained by the public records act, and posted by reporter Lori Shavlik at “Injustice In Snohomish County”


Sheriff Ty Trenary terminated Deputy Wallin after the final report supported that Deputy Wallin’s shooting of Nickolas Peters was not justified and violated well settled police training protocols.

But this wasn’t the first go around for Deputy Wallin.  Wallin’s disciplinary file from Snohomish County documented that he also used excessive force in Lake Stevens in 2016 and was almost terminated, but the Union, unfortunately for the Peters family, saved his job.


 

Fortney

Adam Fortney sworn in 2019 as Snohomish County Sherriff Officer, apparently forgot that lying and violating the civil rights of citizens hardly meets the definition of upholding the laws of Washington and complying with basic min. Constitutional provisions in place since the birth of our nation


Soon after the above video was released, Snohomish County Council voted to settle the wrongful death suit filed by the Peters’s family for $1,000,00.00, and the newly elected Sheriff Adam Fortney “rehired”  Art Wallin reinstating him with back pay ( at the county taxpayers’ expense) as a deputy sheriff K-9 handler with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

After viewing the above video obtained under RCW 42.56, several facts are as clear as the skies over Normady Beaches.  Peters had his hands above his head in plain view of  officers Wallin and Stich, his car was not moving as previously claimed by Wallin, and Deputy Stich jumped on the hood of Peters’s truck just before Wallin fired least two shots at point blank range murdering Peters.

Wallin police incident reports signed and declared to under oath fasely stated that the Peters’s truck was moving. Not sure about our readers, but not only does the video document that Wallin should be added to the Brady List ( as any other dirty lying cop should be), but it’s hard to jump on the hood of a moving truck.

Not sure about our readers, but we’re not sure how a suspect with his hands up in the air, with his car idle and not moving, could pose a physical threat to an officer, especially when that officer jumped on the hood of the suspect’s moving truck.

Let’s call it what the video clearly show it was, it was a murder of a fellow Washingtonian by our lovely Snohomish County Sherriff Officer Deputy Art Wallin.

Nothing new in Snohomish County government where the criminals are running our judiciary, our prosecutors, our public defenders, and our Sherriff Office, and being directed by Association of Washington Cities to hide and destroy public records as “risk management.”

In both these cases, Special Assistant Attorney General, Sara DiVittorio, who managed for Association of Washington Cities and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office of Risk Management ( also known as Department of Enterprise Services), Snohomish County’s Public Disclosure Unit has committed countless felonies against the taxpayers of Washington State by hiding and destroying public records to limit liability. Instead of correcting criminal behavior committed by public officials, like former Director of Emergency Management, John Edward Pennington Jr. who raped, kidnapped, and then tried to murder a 5 year old girl in Cowlitz County, Sara DiVittorio was destroying and hiding public records to limit financial liability to the agencies.

In State of Washington v Keland Guinn

769642 In re the Welfare of AH Amended MAR

Newly elected, and fine Sherriff in blue, Sheriff Adam Fortney, said his predecessor erred when he concluded Deputy Wallin violated policy,  and against the advice of counsel, rehired Wallin. Adam Fortney and Art Wallin attended the Washington State Police Academy together,and have been personal friends ever since.

Does Snohomish County taxpayers really need another murderer on its payroll? 

Sherriff Adam Fortney is nothing more than a common criminal and should be Recalled from office before he misappropriates public money to cover up for a murder of  your son or daughter.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Robert Crawford says:

    Jesus. Snohomish County again. Great article and expose, Anne!

    We should talk soon. It looks like we have a new army to back our collective actions.

    R & S

    On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 2:54 AM GOLD BAR REPORTER wrote:

    > goldbarreporter posted: “In October 2018, Snohomish County Sheriff > Officer Art Wallin murdered an unarmed man, Nickolas Peters. Peters was > only 24 years of age. Ever since murdering Peters, Deputy Wallin had been > on paid administrative soaking up thousands from the taxpayers o” >

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