Demonstrators Chant 'Black Lives Matter' During Charleena Lyles Protest in Seattle

Seattle police surround a man who was brandishing a knife in downtown Seattle on March 28. Some people have compared Charleena Lyles’ killing to the March standoff and suggested the man wasn’t shot by officers because he was white. In fact the man

"Racism has got to go".

Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four was shot when the police were responding to her call of a burglary. Then below the fold on the same page, "Fatal shooting by Seattle police prompts community outrage".

"Our historic police reforms, from de-escalation training to civilian-monitored force review, are in place to address such crises".

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, a Seattle police spokesman, said Wednesday that officers are trained to focus on "time, distance and shielding" in protecting themselves and others from a threat: "What is my need to intervene at this very moment?"

Anderson, who joined the department in 2015, said he drew his pistol, asked for fast backup on his radio and, along with McNew, told Lyles to "get back".

Anderson, a two-year veteran of the police force, is now under the scrutiny of an internal investigation for failing to equip the stun gun, according to a Seattle Times report Saturday. The police have been releasing video and audio files online saying it was "in the interest of continued transparency and in response to ongoing requests".

First they see "Questions and anger after mother killed by police" on page one about the shooting by police of Charleena Lyles.

Lyles, whom relatives called "Leena", grew up in Seattle and was largely raising two boys and two girls on her own - including a 4-year girl with Down syndrome - but she had a supportive network of siblings, cousins, aunts and others, Williams said. She told him that she had left about two to three hours ago and when she came back, the door was open.

They knew the woman, Charleena Lyles, had struggled with mental illness and earlier this month had menaced police with metal shears in her apartment.

Security footage from the building's hallway showed the two officers standing outside before they began speaking with Lyles on June 18. Officials describe her as an unstable person who confronted two officers with kitchen knives and had previous, verifiable run-ins with the law. She was released from jail on conditions, and her case was referred to mental-health court. Shots were heard in the audio.

"When we call police for help, we expect protection".

McNew and Anderson are now on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.

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