Cop-Killer Released from Mental Institute Due to Budget Cuts
April 15, 2011
SEATTLE — A man who was convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 1984 has been released from Western State Hospital.
KIRO-TV reports Michael Trott is one of 24 mentally ill offenders released after funding was cut for the Program for Adaptive Living Skills.
Trott was convicted of killing Officer Nick Davis with his own gun in a fight after Trott left a restaurant without paying. He was first sentenced to prison but diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic in 2003 and civilly committed to the hospital. He’s now living in a residential treatment facility in Spanaway.
Police Officer Nicholas Norman Davis
Western State CEO Jess Jamieson says the hospital followed all legal requirements and notifications.