Handling of Jaahnavi Kandula’s death brings criticism from Seattle leaders

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2023
From The Center
Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times

Seattle elected officials are calling for increased police accountability after release of footage of an officer joking following the death of a woman struck and killed by another officer’s vehicle.

In footage released Monday, officer Daniel Auderer, vice president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, joked about the death of 23-year-old Jaahnavi Kandula after she was fatally struck in January by officer Kevin Dave’s vehicle in a South Lake Union crosswalk.

After responding to the collision, Auderer accidentally captured himself on body camera footage talking on the phone to Mike...

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