Bellevue Police Chief Defends Investigation in Coleman Crash
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police Chief Steve Mylett has defended his department's investigation into the car crash involving Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, saying his confidence level is "rock solid" in the investigation and charging recommendations.
Mylett spoke Tuesday, a day after the police report in Coleman's case was released.
Bellevue police have recommended charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Coleman and forwarded the case to the King County Prosecutor's Office.
Mylett was particularly irritated by comments by Coleman's attorney. Mylett said he understands the attorney is attempting to defend his client but crossed a line when he "attacked" the integrity of the police department.
Coleman was arrested Oct. 14 after a crash that left the driver of the other vehicle with a broken collarbone and a concussion.