State Patrol report on Brame in, not released

Tacoma City Manager Jim Walton received Wednesday the report from the Washington State Patrol’s internal affairs administrative investigation involving alleged misconduct by employees of the City of Tacoma related to the David Brame scandal.

The Washington State Patrol’s investigation focused on actions taken by employees before Police Chief Brame shot and killed his wife, Crystal, and himself, on April 26, 2003, in Gig Harbor. Prior to the shootings, allegations of domestic violence in Brame’s marriage surfaced, including a death threat he made against his wife. There were also reports he sexually harassed female subordinates on the job.

While the initial report from the Washington State Patrol has been received, the administrative investigation is still on-going pending the City Manager’s review and subsequent determinations that may be made based on the report.
Walton estimates that he will complete this process within 30 days.

Because the investigation is on-going and includes information which is essential to effective law enforcement, the protection of individual privacy interests, and the efficient administration of government, the information contained in the report will not be released until the City Manager’s review and determinations are completed.