Monday, August 31, 2015

Contacting Councilman Harrell, Mayor Murray and Prosecuting Attorney Satterberg

In addition to contacting SPD Chief Kathleen O'Toole and the King County Chief Medical Examiner, contact should also be made with those in positions of oversight or influence with regard to the law enforcement conduct of the Seattle Police Department.

In this regard, correspondence should be sent to the Chair of the Seattle Public Safety Committee, Councilman Bruce Harrell (the full name of this oversight body is the Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee); the Mayor of Seattle, Edward B. Murray; and to the King County Prosecuting Attorney, Daniel T. Satterberg.

Each of these individuals plays a vital leadership role in local government in the Seattle area with regard to matters bearing on justice and accountability and are therefore in a position to assist.

The contact information for these three individuals is listed at the end of this post.

(Please note: this is by no means an exhaustive list of individuals or government bodies that are in a position to help.)

Content of Communication

1) The main thrust of your communication to each of these individuals is your concern or belief that the Seattle Police Department is not able to carry-out its law enforcement responsibilities with respect to the death of former Seattle resident and citizen Kurt Cobain.

2) Request assistance from each of these individuals in helping to bring the Seattle Police Department into compliance with this former resident's death.

3) Highlight former SPD Chief Norm Stamper's testimony in Soaked In Bleach and provide a link to the film. Indicate that Chief Stamper expressed genuine concern over the circumstances of the victim's death and stated unhesitatingly that he would reopen the case if he were Chief again; indicate that Chief Stamper further asserted that “We should in fact have taken steps to study patterns involved in the behavior of key individuals who had a motive to see Kurt Cobain dead.”

4) Include other evidence and testimony from Soaked In Bleach, or elsewhere, that you believe will help these local government leaders better understand the troubling nature of Kurt Cobain's death.

5) Thank each individual for reviewing your correspondence and for their commitment to justice and accountability.

Please note: these are just suggested points of communication.  The most important thing is to communicate what is true to you.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like further guidance regarding drafting this communication. My email is

Great job everyone!


Councilman Bruce Harrell
Chair of the Seattle Public Safety Committee
(Long form name of Committee: Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

Telephone: 206-684-8804

Fax: 206-684-8587

Website – Bruce Harrell:

Mayor Edward B. Murray

Mailing Address:

City of Seattle
PO Box 94749
Seattle, WA 98124-4749

Daniel T. Satterberg
King County Prosecuting Attorney

Mailing Address:

King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue, Room W554
Seattle, WA 98104-2362

Telephone: 206-477-1200

Fax: 206-296-9013

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