It looks like this (minimalism):
Author: 7592 - CLAXTON, JUSTIN C.
Related date/time: Aug-30-2010 1800
On the above time, date and location Witness / Birk was on routine patrol
and contacted Suspect / Doe for a weapon-open knife violation. Suspect /
Doe refused to drop the knife.
Suspect /Doe was shot and was
declared dead at the scene by SFD Medic One. The scene was then turned
over to Homicide Detectives.
I hereby declare (certify) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the
State of Washington that this report is true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief (RCW 9A.72.085)
The first thing I noticed about this report (other than the complete lack of information): It appears that it was written by an officer with just as little (or possibly even less) experience than Officer Ian Birk, who fatally shot John Williams in downtown Seattle earlier this week.
Police say Birk has been with the department for two years. Officer Claxton, who wrote the report for the shooting, doesn’t even show up on the city’s 2009 employee list.