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Pasco Police Officer Adam Wright testifies

Pasco Police Officer Adam Wright testifies Wednesday during the coroners inquest into the death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February of 2015. Wright was one of three officers at the scene who fired upon Zambrano-Montes when he wouldn’t stop throwing large rocks in a busy intersection.

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Effort to reform Washington standards for deadly force remains contentious

Many people — advocates and legislators alike — agree that Washington’s legal standards used to measure whether a law enforcement officer could be held criminally liable for a fatal shooting must change. And everyone, including law enforcement, concedes revisions to state law — which among other conditions requires proof that an officer acted with “malice” — are likely to occur soon.

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Franklin County approves $35,000 for Zambrano coroner’s inquest

The Franklin County Commission approved a $35,000 supplemental budget to hire a retired Seattle superior court judge to present evidence in a coroner’s inquest into the 2015 death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a Latino man who died after being shot at by three Pasco officers. Former judge Michael J. Fox will serve as a special deputy coroner during the December inquest.

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Feds say Pasco cops need more diversity, training in use of force

The Pasco Police Department needs to better train officers in the use of force and actively recruit a more diverse workforce that includes more Hispanics, women and Spanish speakers, according to a review by the U.S. Department of Justice that was triggered by the Feb. 10, 2015 death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes. The 35-year-old immigrant farmworker was shot at by three Pasco officers after throwing rocks. He was high on methamphetamine at the time.

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