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Pasco Shooting
3:27 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind

This diagram points out entry and exit wounds in the body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes as found by the family's hired autopsy.
Herrmann Scholbe

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 3:49 pm

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

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Pasco Shooting
6:35 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Investigation Finds Five To Six Bullets Hit Pasco Shooting Victim

Franklin County Proecutor Shawn Sant and Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin deliver a media briefing on Tuesday, February 19.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 8:37 am

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.

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Pasco Shooting
5:31 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Tri-Cities Latinos Disappointed In Progress of Pasco Police Shooting Investigation

Credit 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.

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Immigration
5:32 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Immigrant Deportation Debate Spills Over To State Capitol

A bill in the Washington House would direct local police and jails to stop coordinating with federal agencies on immigrant deportations.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 5:33 pm

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.

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Pasco Shooting
6:27 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Additional Facts Emerge In Pasco, Wash. Police Shooting

Lizbeth Castaneda, 12, left, and her friend, Elizabeth Patrick, 9, both of Pasco. The girls came out to join in the protest and march last Saturday. Patrick said she witnessed the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes near a busy grocery store and was scared.
Credit 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.

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Pasco Shooting
6:08 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Pasco Man Killed By Police Not Armed With Gun Or Knife

Ken Lattin with the Kennewick Police Department takes questions during a Friday press conference.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 7:50 pm

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.

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Pasco Shooting Protest
6:53 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Pasco Police Chief: “Trust Us,” Angry Demonstrators Gather After Shooting

Maria Madrigal [far right] is the cousin of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. He was shot by police officers in Pasco, Wash., Tuesday night near a crowded grocery store. She says he had changed his behavior lately, but was a hard worker and father of two girls.
Credit 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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Pasco Shooting
3:54 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Demonstrators Protest Pasco Police Shooting

Martha Zambrano, center, and Maria Madrigal speak to reporters about the police shooting of their family member Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 5:42 pm

Demonstrators gathered in Pasco, Washington, Wednesday afternoon, to protest the fatal police shooting of a man killed after allegedly throwing rocks on Tuesday night.

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Police Body Cameras
6:45 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Body Cameras Prompt Cops to Ask Legislature for Clarification

An example of a body camera used by police.
Credit Associated Press

The rollout of police body cameras in Washington has been slow, even for Spokane which purchased more than 200 of the devices. Before full implementation, police leaders will ask the legislature for changes.

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DOJ Spokane Police
4:50 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

DOJ: Spokane Not Excessive With Force; Troubled With Admin Problems

The US Department of Justice has found leadership was lacking amongst Spokane police for more than eight years. This came in a list of 42 recommendations handed down by the federal COPS program to the Spokane Police Department Friday.

The recommendations came after the police department requested a federal review of its use of force practices. It stems from a 2006 case, in which Spokane man Otto Zehm was beaten by police and died.

COPS Director Ron Davis says they reviewed more than 200 use-of-force cases from the past five years.

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