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At the Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, instructor Russ Hicks spends part of every day scanning the internet for commentary and videos on officer-involved violence around the country. As a string of police killings of unarmed black men has focused the attention of the country on use of force and racial bias in policing, Hicks says many of the clips he sees are brought forward by his students, often within hours of their release.

A group of Tri-Cities, Washington, residents hiked 14 miles across Richland, Kennewick and Pasco Tuesday to protest the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes by police officers.

Salem Considers Profiling Complaint System

Mar 31, 2015
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Lawmakers in Salem took up a bill yesterday that would require the state to set up a method for recording profiling complaints against law enforcement agencies.

According to the Center for Intercultural Organizing, Oregon is among just eight states that don't ban profiling.

According to the nonprofit, Oregon also has no way for people to document or report cases. Rather, the state leaves issues of profiling up to individual law enforcement agencies.

The family of a man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, this month is challenging police investigators’ autopsy findings.

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes told reporters Wednesday bullets entered him from the front, and a rock was found near his body.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Kennewick police investigating the police shooting this month of Antonio Zambrano-Montes say so far they know bullets entered him from the front, and a rock was found near his body.

People have demonstrated against Pasco police and questioned whether officers used excessive force to stop him when, witnesses say, he was throwing rocks in traffic.

People from the Tri-Cities’ large Latino population gathered outside Wednesday’s Kennewick police media briefing to give reporters their opinions.

The congressional wrangling over immigration policy -- which threatens to cut off Homeland Security money later this week -- is spilling over to the Washington State Capitol in a fashion.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

In the Tri-Cities new facts emerged in the police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes . Investigators said none of the three Pasco officers involved in the shooting were certified Spanish speakers. Latinos in Pasco have been protesting and calling for a federal investigation. 

Pasco is a farming town nestled snug into the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers in southeast Washington. Onion peels flit like butterflies along the highways. But the shooting of a Latino man by Pasco police last week has thrust this fast-growing town into the national spotlight.

When he was shot dead by police officers in Pasco, Washington, Antonio Zambrano-Montes did not have a gun or knife, investigators said at a press conference on Friday.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Tuesday night’s shooting of a man near a popular grocery store by three Pasco police officers has angered many residents there. The shooting was captured in several phone videos now on YouTube. A protest was held outside of Pasco City Hall Wednesday night.

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