Foster care, by its very nature, often involves caring for children who have suffered child abuse or neglect. A significant number of the children in foster care have been sexually abused.
The daughters of slain Tacoma police officer Jake Gutierrez are taking his own department to task claiming his death could have and should have been prevented.
The lawsuit alleges that on Nov. 15, 2016, two weeks before Officer Gutierrez was killed by 38-year-old Bruce Johnson, police stopped Johnson but did not arrest him.
The family of a Tacoma police officer killed in the line of duty filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city Monday.
The family of a fallen police officer filed a lawsuit against the City of Tacoma, Monday.
The heartache felt by Antonia, Gabriella and Victoria Gutierrez has turned to anger. Their father, Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez, was shot dead in late 2016 during a violent domestic dispute Gutierrez and his partner responded to while on patrol.
The state of Washington is paying one family $3.1 million after their foster child was taken from them and placed with a convicted child rapist.