Redmond to pay $7.5 million after officer fatally shot woman

The Redmond City Council Tuesday night voted to pay $7.5 million to settle a wrongful-death claim made by the family of a woman who was shot to death in 2020 by a police officer as she lay unarmed and awaiting arrest outside her apartment door.

Former member of USA Climbing Team arrested for child rape

Redmond Police arrested a former member of the USA Climbing Team on three charges of third-degree child rape. Authorities accuse 28-year-old Alexander Fritz of having sexual contact with underage athletes between 12–16 years old. Fritz was a coach and ‘route-setter’ at the Vertical World climbing gym in Redmond, and was a member of the U.S. National Team.