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Jaahnavi Kandula

2023-09-12 18:33:59.982702+02 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

A question I've been pondering recently, in light of street design that's dictated by fire department requirements for minimum lane widths and other details which encourage motor vehicle operators to speed is "how many people are we willing to kill in the name of public safety".

Of course it's one thing when it's health and fire response, it's another when it's police... In this particular case, the Seattle PD, which was already pretty sus...

Investigation launched into tape of Seattle police guild leaders downplaying death of woman struck by officer

Officer Daniel Auderer, vice president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, inadvertently left his body camera running after responding Jan. 23 to South Lake Union, where another officer, Kevin Dave, struck and killed Jaahnavi Kandula while driving 74 mph on the way to a report of an overdose.

Kandula, who had been in a crosswalk at Thomas Street and Dexter Avenue North, was thrown over 100 feet. The 23-year-old died later that night.

Reading through the various news reports of this sounds like it's a huge web of prevarication on the part of the police department, trying to spin things in ways that... well... ugh.

KING 5: Seattle officer captured on bodycam saying woman struck by another cop 'had limited value'

Seattle officer caught on bodycam laughing after collision that killed grad student

Publicola: Seattle Police Officer Was Driving 74 MPH When He Hit and Killed 23-Year-Old Pedestrian Overhead view of the intersection where SPD officer Kevin Dave struck and killed 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula in a crosswalk in January

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