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Lunes, Hunyo 19, 2017

Seattle police kill woman that family says was pregnant


Seattle police are researching the lethal shooting by two officers of a lady relatives say was pregnant and battling with psychological wellness issues.

The officers went to the condo - where a few youngsters were available - after a call Sunday morning about a robbery, police said.

Eventually, the lady stood up to them with a blade, and both officers shot their weapons, specialists said. The youngsters were not harmed, police said.

"The officers immediately performed first aid,," yet fire surgeons arrived and decided she had kicked the bucket, the police division said in an announcement Sunday evening.

Relatives disclosed to The Seattle Times that lady was pregnant and had battled with psychological wellness issues for as far back as year.


Police on Monday discharged an around 4-minute dashcam sound of the officers talking about "a safety caution" and a past experience with the lady before they contacted her fourth-floor flat in Seattle's Sand Point neighborhood.

On the sound, the lady can be heard examining with the officers that there was a break-in. They tranquilly talk about a X-Box computer game reassure being taken and around 15 seconds after the fact, officers could be heard saying "Get back! Get back!" and "We need help" before gunfire ejects. A child's cry can be heard out of sight.

Loved ones held a vigil Sunday night for the lady, whom relatives recognized as Charleena Lyles, as per media reports. Some addressed why non-deadly choices weren't utilized as a part of the case.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in an announcement Sunday called the shooting "a tragedy for all involved."

"Our historic police reforms, from de-escalation training to civilian-monitored force review, are in place to address such crises. This will be fully investigated," Murray said.

He included that the examination will be audited by the government checking group directing the city's assent declare.


Seattle has been under a 2012 assent announce with the U.S. Equity Department that settled assertions of illegal policing. Seattle authorities consented to an autonomous screen and government court oversight of the city's police office after a Justice examination discovered Seattle officers routinely utilized intemperate compel.

The division said Sunday that however this was a run of the mill robbery report, "two officers were required due to information pertaining to this address that presented an increased risk to officers."

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