On January 6, 2021, at least six Seattle Police Department officers voluntarily traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in a demonstration with extremists – Donald Trump’s so-called “Stop the Steal” rally. To prevent the release of public information into an investigation into their admitted behavior, these six officers sued a member of the public (Sam Sueoka) naming him and exposing him to danger, simply because he filed a request under the Public Records Act.
Mr. Sueoka is a second year law student in Seattle, and is being represented by NLG members Janet Thoman and Neil Fox.
SPD officers sue the OPA and NLG student member Sam Sueko to remain anonymous during investigations into Jan 6 riots.
Seattle NLG opposes SB 5038, which prohibits the open carry of certain weapons at protests and the state capitol.