In the aftermath of Charleena Lyles’ death, Solid Ground continues to support and work for justice, health and the well-being of our Sand Point Housing campus. We remain committed to our mission to support individuals and families experiencing poverty and oppression.
A recent Seattle Times story (Oct. 25) contains some information about our response to an alleged incident involving Charleena Lyles that preceded her death. The article accurately quotes our statement that we followed our practice to work with residents and law enforcement. However, the article also implies that this did not happen in this particular situation at Sand Point.
We deeply respect the privacy and confidentiality of our residents, which is reinforced by our contractual obligations. We continue to honor that. However, we want to reiterate that we did contact law enforcement. The residents and police chose to take no action and, because of this, there was no formal report made. The contact or future actions by Solid Ground or law enforcement will not be discussed further out of respect for our residents’ privacy.
As our Sand Point Housing campus moves from crisis to recovery, we continue to work for justice, health and well-being of our residents and staff and we ask for your continuing support in these challenging times.