Pasco Police Shooting

Pasco Police Shooting

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.

Pasco Police Shooting

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.

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 thr