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A Washington police officer killed 3 people in 8 years — and faces a murder trial for the last one

Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a suburban Seattle police officer charged with murder in the death of a 26-year-old man outside a convenience store. Auburn officer Jeff Nelson shot and killed Jesse Sarey while trying to arrest him for disorderly conduct in 2019. The interaction lasted just 67 seconds. Sarey was the third person Nelson killed while on duty. Prosecutors with access to surveillance video say Nelson wrestled with Sarey, repeatedly punched him in the head and shot him twice. Jury selection began Monday, and the trial is expected to last several weeks. Nelson is an Iraq war veteran who joined the department in 2008.

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