King County has reached a settlement with a man who suffered a broken nose during a confrontation with a deputy.
This the best photo of this prick bastard cop I could find
The county agreed to pay $75,000 to Jeff Gold, who alleged Deputy Matt Paul used excessive force during an incident on May 1, 2010. The same deputy was involved in a 2009 incident that left Christopher Harris paralyzed and in need of 24-hour care for the rest of his life.
Deputies were addressing a group of young men when Jeff Gold began taking photos of their activities on his phone. Deputies told Gold to stop taking photos of the incident, but he did not.
It is legal to capture images and videos of police activity in public places as long as doing so does not interfere with their work. Gold's attorneys said the man kept his distance from police, and was not interfering in any way.
When Gold left the scene, he jaywalked in front the deputies, West said. The jaywalking escalated the situation, and Paul, who was on scene, "tackled him and pushed his face into the ground," according to a written statement by Gold's attorneys.
Gold suffered a broken nose and facial injuries. He was held for investigation of obstruction of justice, but was not charged.