Relatives of Black males killed by police call for King County sheriff’s resignation, deputy’s firing

SEATTLE — Relatives of several Black males shot and killed in recent years by local police on Friday called for King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht’s resignation for what they described as “her failure to treat racism with the seriousness it requires.” The group, which asked King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Metropolitan King County Council for support, also demanded that Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Miller, who was involved in one of the fatal shootings, be fired for separately describing a group of Black teens as “animals” in a social media post last year. After an internal investigati…

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