February 4, 2014
A King County Sheriff’s deputy involved in confrontation with a Seattle journalist last year has been fired.
Deputy “K.C.” Patrick Saulet was fired for dishonesty and abuse of authority, according to a termination letter dated January 30.
Saulet threatened to arrest Dominic Holden during a July 30 confrontation. Holden, an editor at The Stranger, was riding by the International District light rail station when he saw a group of officers surrounding and speaking loudly to a young black man. Holden used his smartphone to photograph the scene, which triggered a barrage of threats and sarcastic comments from two of the officers involved.