Ex-Tukwila officer pleads not guilty to civil-rights charge over pepper-spraying man in hospital restraints

“A former Tukwila police officer indicted on a criminal civil-rights violation for pepper-spraying a restrained patient at Harborview Medical Center in 2011 pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court.

Nick Hogan, 35, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Tsuchida Thursday, where his attorney, Casey Arbenz, and government attorneys agreed that Hogan would remain free pending an Aug. 8 trial before U.S. District Judge John Coughenour, according to the court docket.”



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