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February 19, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Family escapes Pasco house fire Wednesday night

Tri-City Herald  (TNS) A family escaped a Pasco house fire Wednesday evening that officials say started in the basement and caused extensive damage. Angelica Campos said she was in the kitchen of the Sylvester Street house about 5:30 p.m. when the fire started. There were three children and two other adults at home. One of the children smelled…

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February 18, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Seattle demonstrations held in solidarity with Pasco protesters

A crowd gathered in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park Wednesday night for a vigil and protest dedicated to a man who was fatally shot by Pasco police last week. The shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, an unarmed man shot by three police officers on Feb. 10, has already prompted protests in Pasco. The demonstration in Westlake…

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February 17, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Hispanic group calls for federal probe of Pasco police shooting

The Associated Press PASCO — The leader of a Hispanic group in Pasco is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week’s fatal police shooting of an orchard worker accused of throwing rocks at officers. Consejo Latino Chairman Felix Vargas says he supports law enforcement in general, but he believes there’s a conflict of interest in…

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February 13, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Family of man shot by Pasco police files $25 million claim

The widow and daughters of the man killed by Pasco police Tuesday have filed a $25 million claim against the city. The claim was filed with the city clerk’s office Friday, even as police and Franklin County prosecutors appeared at a news conference to confirm that Antonio Zambrano-Montes was not armed with a firearm or a knife when he…

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February 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

City of Pasco issues statement on fatal police shooting

The Pasco City Council has released the following statement on Tuesday’s shooting by police of Antonio Zambrano-Montes: The Pasco City Council shares in the Pasco community’s concern over the incident on Tuesday and wants the community to know the Council is committed to a full and fair investigation. To that end, the City had previously entered…

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February 12, 2015 at 12:38 PM

Officer in Pasco shooting was once named in excessive-force lawsuit

One of the three officers involved in Tuesday’s shooting death of a homeless man on a busy downtown sidewalk was a defendant in a federal civil-rights lawsuit the city settled for $100,000, according to court records. The lawsuit claimed Pasco officers were inadequately trained in the use of force and how to respond to street confrontations. The lawsuit,…

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February 12, 2015 at 12:30 PM

A look at 4 previous police shootings in Tri-Cities

The fatal shooting by Pasco police Tuesday is the fifth involving law enforcement officers in the Tri-Cities since June 27, according to media reports and court records. Two of the previous shootings involved Pasco police officers while a third was by a Benton County sheriff’s deputy working as part of a regional SWAT team….

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February 11, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Witness questions fatal shooting of rock-throwing man by Pasco police

Update at 4:07 p.m.: The officers involved in the shooting have been identified by police as: Ryan Flanagan, a 9-year veteran assigned to patrol; also a traffic safety officer. Adam Wright, 8- year veteran assigned to patrol; also a firearms instructor and field training officer. Adrian Alaniz, 2-year veteran assigned to patrol. Update at 3:30 p.m.:   The American Civil…

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December 24, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Not guilty plea in Pasco gang shootings

The Associated Press PASCO — An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and assault charges for gang-related shootings in Pasco. The Tri-City Herald reports the trial date for DeShawn I. Anderson of Finley was set for Feb. 18 in Franklin County Superior Court. Prosecutors say Anderson was one of two men who ambushed a car Nov….

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