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February 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Yakima paying $250,000 for fatal police chase

The Associated Press YAKIMA — At its Tuesday night meeting, the Yakima City Council is expected to approve a $250,000 settlement with the family of a man killed by a driver fleeing police in a stolen pickup. The payment would resolve the claim from the family of 29-year-old Pascual Ayala who was killed in 2010 along with…

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January 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Man killed by Yakima police held replica handgun

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Police say the man killed by a Yakima officer in a confrontation early Saturday was holding a replica handgun that fired Airsoft pellets. Police say Officer Casey Gilette was on routine patrol about 3 a.m. when he approached a car parked outside a car wash and opened the door. Capt. Rod Light…

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