WAC 139-12 mandates the lead investigative agency issue weekly updates in investigations where a Washington State Peace Officer uses deadly force in the capacity of their law enforcement duties. These updates are required even if no new information is available at the time of the update.
The Valley Independent Investigative Team is handling the investigation into the December 17, 2020, fatal shooting of Nicholas Ellingson by an Auburn Police Officer. The Tukwila Police Department is the lead agency for this investigation.
Below are the releases from the Tukwila PD on behalf of the VIIT: