A protest in Pasco took place regarding the brutal killing of homeless man by the Pasco Police. There are more than 12 people who witnessed the Pasco Police pursue and shoot to death a homeless man who was throwing rocks at them. The event took place in a busy intersection in downtown Pasco and was recorded on a smartphone by a witness.
The video of the brutal killing of the Pasco homeless man who was throwing rocks at the police has filled Pasco filled the community with anger and many people came out on the streets of Pasco to express their frustration with the Pasco Police. The protest took place on Wednesday, outside the Pasco City Hall.
The confrontation that results in the killing of a man took place between three members of the Pasco Police and a homeless man, named Antonio Zambrano-Montes (35), who had come out of jail on Monday. The Police were alerted that a man was throwing rocks at cars that were parked outside the Fiesta Foods in downtown Pasco.
The video recorded by a witness shows Zambrano-Montes being chased by the police across the street and then falling onto the grown while the police were firing at him. Witnesses of the incident said that the homeless man was carrying a rock and was running away from the police. The police fired 13 rounds at the homeless man.
Benjamin Patrick, a Pasco resident who witnessed the scene, said that he couldn’t believe that the police were shooting guns. He continued: there were cars and people everywhere.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington talked about the shooting and called it very disturbing. Unfortunately, it was the fourth fatal police shooting in the past six months in the city of Pasco of 68,000 people.
The police officers involved in the shooting have been identified and the Pasco police will conduct an internal review to determine if the shooting complied with policies. The three men are: Ryan Flanagan (a nine-year veteran assigned to traffic safety and patrol), Adam Wright (eight-year veteran assigned to patrol and a firearms instructor) and Adrian Alaniz, a patrol officer who has been with the Pasco department for two years.
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