The promising start, the fall from grace

When Prosecutor Gerry Horne retired in 2009, he recommended Lindquist to take his place. The telegenic deputy prosecutor was soon appointed unanimously by the county council, a fresh face promising to tackle crime. Lindquist’s tenure started with high hopes. Nine years later, the high hopes are long gone. Lindquist’s terms have been marked by multiple scandals, an obsession with image …

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November 29, 2009 was one of the darkest days in Pierce County history. Seeking revenge on law enforcement, repeat felon Maurice Clemmons shot and murdered four uniformed Lakewood police officers in a Parkland coffee shop. The community reeled at the senseless tragedy. Lindquist’s thoughts soon turned from the tragedy to how the murders might benefit him. Multiple witnesses heard Lindquist …