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Tag: Tacoma City Council; Zina Linnik


Tacoma: Outsider’s report on TPD’s handling of Zina case to be released today

An outside expert’s report on the Tacoma Police Department’s investigation of the  Zina Linnik abduction and murder case four years ago is expected to be released today, city officials said.

The report by Mark Simpson, a retired Arlington, Tex., police sergeant-turned-consultant who specializes in investigative techniques for child abduction cases, is set to be discussed at the City Council’s Committee of the Whole at 3 p.m.

Mayor Marilyn Strickland, who spearheaded Simpson’s hiring for the third-party review, this morning declined to give advance details of the report’s findings, noting several council members have yet to review the report.

Strickland announced

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