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 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