TV NEWS: Washington DOC Early Release Victims Hire Seattle Attorney

KING5 - 01-05-16 - The family whose son was killed by an early released inmate has now retained a Seattle lawyer.

Chris Davis says the family of Cesar Medina in Spokane hired him. Medina was killed last May, but the family recently found out the man in custody for his death should have been in prison when the crime happened.

The Department of Corrections admits it mistakenly released 3,200 felons and that an ignored computer problem lasted years.

“The family in all likelihood will be bringing a claim against the state of Washington,” said Davis. “No amount of money will bring back Cesar. Sometimes it takes our civil justice system to hold the government accountable and make sure something like this doesn't happen again."

Davis says the family is grieving and waiting for the state to complete its investigation.