One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier.
A knife-wielding man killed by an officer this weekend was from out of state, and detectives are trying to pin down his connection to a neighborhood dispute that preceded the violence, the Portland Police Bureau said Monday.
Ferguson has become an emblem of the tensions between minorities and police departments nationwide since Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, last summer.
The body of a Mexican man shot dead by police last month will be returned to Mexico soon.
The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday.
The rallying cry in Ferguson was “Hands up, don’t shoot!” In New York, it was “I can’t breathe!” In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like “It was just a rock!!!”
The killing Tuesday of orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes sparked protests after witnesses said he was running away when he was shot in a busy intersection in Pasco, a city about 215 miles southeast of Seattle.
The victim’s family says police were out of line when they shot him and should have used less-lethal force to get him under control.
Police say a man wanted for murder was shot and killed by Pierce County sheriff’s detectives when he fired at them in the hallway of an apartment building.
An officer who was injured helping arrest a man suspected of shooting up police stations and patrol cars in three towns in Snohomish County, Washington, is recovering.