Seattle Police Officer Resigns Over Shooting

Seattle police Officer Ian Birk -- whose fatal shooting of a Native American woodcarver last summer was ruled unjustified -- has resigned.


“I hope that I see every single person who’s been following this, who’s been outraged -- everybody who’s seen that video who was disgusted -- to be visible,” said Stop Police Brutality activist Emma Kaplan.

NAACP Seattle President James Bible, who has been vocal with his opinions about this controversy, said the decision will have a negative ripple effect in Seattle police officers' relations with minorities.

A rally at Westlake Park in Seattle was scheduled for Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. A Facebook page for the rally said more than 120 people are attending.

Copyright 2011 by KIROTV.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Enhance your experience.

    Thank you for your regular readership of and visits to Officer.com. To continue viewing content on this site, please take a few moments to fill out the form below and register on this website.

    Registration is required to help ensure your access to featured content, and to maintain control of access to content that may be sensitive in nature to law enforcement.