"Connoisseurs of Pierce County politics enjoyed another plot twist this week when state Sen. Bruce Dammeier said he’s working up a bill that would highlight council Chairman Dan Roach’s accommodating relationship with Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. (Dammeier didn’t put it that way, of course.)
Lindquist has been battling a sheriff’s deputy’s attempts to obtain cell phone information she believes could show that he retaliated against her. He recently appointed two outside attorneys to review his decision to withhold particular text messages sent from his personal phone.
State law says prosecutors should handle county litigation. But County Executive Pat McCarthy argues for an exception; she says Lindquist shouldn’t be allowed to hand-pick the people charged with reviewing his own actions when his personal interests are at stake."
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