Mar 29, 2016
Fault Lines Links – Seattle Police Release New Evidence In Their Shooting Of Che Taylor
Mar. 29, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, here’s what you need to know this morning:
- New audio and video evidence was released in the Seattle police shooting of Che Taylor in February. Officers maintain that Taylor, a known felon, reached for a handgun inside his vehicle, leading the cops to shoot. Other witnesses dispute this account saying Taylor was not given enough time to comply with police commands.
- Pasco, WA, Coroner announced that the delayed inquest into Antonio Zambrano-Montes police shooting death in February 2015 is set to begin on May 23. Zambrano-Montes had been throwing rocks at officers when they discharged their weapons at him 17 times, hitting him at least 5 times. Washington officers Adam Wright and Adrian Alaniz were found to be acting in accordance with Pasco PD procedures when they shot dead Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February this year.
- A Missouri officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed Jeffrey K. Lanahan when he charged at them with a large knife on Sunday.
- Arizona authorities are investigating the police shooting of Loreal Tsingine last Sunday. Tsingine allegedly lunged at officers with an unidentified weapon leading them to shoot.
- The city of Maryland is seeking to settle a 2013 lawsuit brought by a police trainee Raymond Gray who lost an eye when he was shot by his instructor during a drill.
- The Colorado Legislature is nearing approval of a proposal to ban the use of police chokeholds.
- A legislative proposal gaining traction in Tennessee would put a one year moratorium on the release of police audio and video footage.