On September 1, 2022, the Honorable Ken Schubert signed a judgment against the State of Washington ending a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit filed in King County. Trooper Caton was a witness in Trooper Ryan Santhuff’s whistleblower lawsuit, and he testified at the Santhuff trial and was driven out of the Aviation group as a result. Had the State not offered a judgment, the case was set to go to trial on September 6, 2022. Trooper Caton continues to work as a trooper in the Washington State Patrol.
Click here to see Caton complaint;
Click here to see offer of judgment;
Click here to see Caton acceptance of CR 68 offer;