The local branch of the NAACP is calling on King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg to fire a deputy prosecutor whose arguments during the 2007 murder trial of a black man drew a harsh rebuke from the state Supreme Court, which deemed his comments racist.

Members of the Seattle and King County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sent a letter to Satterberg on Friday urging him to fire Deputy Prosecutor James Konat over his remarks during the Seattle trial of Kevin L. Monday.

James Bible, president of the branch, released the letter to the media during a news conference. He said that Konat's behavior during the trial is a personal affront to our criminal justice system and that the risk involved in keeping him as a prosecutor is dramatic.

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