SEATTLE -- The familyof John T. Williams is asking the King County Superior Court Judges to summon a grand jury to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against former Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk.

The petition was filed late Wednesday afternoon by attorney Tim Ford, who represents the family of John T. Williams. Williams was shot and killed by Birk last August.

Similar petitions were made earlier this month to King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and Seattle City attorney Peter Holmes.Both were denied.

The Seattle Police Department Firearms Review Board determined the shooting to be unjustified and Birk resigned last month.

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