Do you know that name? Paul Schene?
It’s not really a name worth remembering, as the person who is identified by that name is not worth the oxygen that he removes from the atmosphere during respiration.
Paul Schene is the criminal scumbag who beat the shit out of a 15-year old girl and dragged her around by her hair in Seattle (warning: shocking video). He also happens to be a police officer, suckling on the public teet to feed himself between abusive episodes. Oh, and he’s possibly also a murderer, as I discovered (and put the Huffington Post onto) a year ago today.
As far as I know, he hasn’t yet departed the mortal coil and departed for hell yet, so I’m wondering: does anybody know where he is now?
I just emailed Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, the media relations director for the Seattle PD:
Hello there – I’m a journalist from New York. I’m just wondering – what ever happened to Paul Schene? Is he still on administrative leave? If so, is it paid or unpaid? Has the case against him progressed at all?
I’ll let you know if he responds. Sgt. Whitcomb had this to say:
I work for the Seattle Police Department. Paul Schene formerly worked for the King County Sheriff’s Office. I believe he was fired, charged, acquitted by “hung jury” and awaiting retrial. Call either KCSO or check the Seattle Times for the latest updates.
…..so, I’ve emailed the only email address I can find for the KCSO (email@example.com) and asked the same question.
Sgt. Jim Laing of the King’s County Sheriff’s Office says:
Paul Schene was terminated for cause by the Sheriff on September 9, 2009 after an internal investigation. He was charged with assault and tried in January, 2010. This resulted in a mistrial. He is to be tried again on June 1, 2010.
I am getting quite a lot of traffic for the search phrase “Paul Schene.” I have checked and in fact this page is the #1 search result for that phrase. I surmise that Paul has now read this article. So, Mr. Schene, what say you? I want to offer you the opportunity to be seen as a human being and begin to clean up your tarnished name. I’ll post whatever response you have – front, top, and center of this post – if you send it immediately. If, on the other hand, you wait until the end of your trial in an effort to “decline to speak while legal action is pending,” an excuse I find detestable, you will lose this opportunity to control the content that is most strongly associated with your name in the world. I suggest starting with a sincere apology. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.