Snohomish county police officer charged with manslaughter for shooting suspected DUI driver

An Everett police officer has been charged with first degree manslaughter in the killing of Niles Meservey, 51, who was shot seven times in a restaurant parking lot in Everett. Officer Troy Meade, 41, who is an 11 year veteran was not justified in using deadly force says Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Roe.

Meservey was killed on June 10 while he was in his Chevrolet Corvette that was boxed in by several police vehicles. Mersevery’s car was idling but not in gear when he was shot. Police had been called to the Chuckwagon Inn in North Everett by someone reporting a drunk customer trying to drive.

A wrongful death suit has also been filed against the city of Everett by Meservey’s daughter, Tanda Louden.

See the Everett Herald Net for a fine and detailed accounting by Herald Writers Jackson Holtz and Diana Hefley of the shooting and its aftermath.

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