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Former Pasco cop wants coroner removed from inquest

A former Pasco police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Mexican immigrant last year is asking a judge to remove the Franklin County coroner from an inquest into the man’s death.

Pasco police shooting inquest expected this spring

After clearing three major hurdles this week, Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel plans to hold a public inquest in April or May into last year’s shooting death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Washington bill would make prosecuting police shootings easier

A bill that would make it easier to charge police officers with crimes for improper use of deadly force received its first public hearing Wednesday, drawing testimony from many who argued that it’s too difficult to prosecute law enforcement for shooting people in Washington.

No charges for Pasco officers in migrant worker’s death

Three Pasco police officers who shot and killed migrant worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes in February will not face criminal charges, Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant said Wednesday. Sant announced the decision in a packed chamber of the Franklin County commissioners almost seven months after the shooting.

Justice Department will aid Pasco police

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The federal office of Community Oriented Policing Services will offer technical assistance and training to the Pasco Police Department.

Lawyer in Ferguson case to represent slain Pasco man’s family

PASCO – The high-profile attorney who represented the family of a black man killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, says he’ll represent the parents of an unarmed Mexican man shot to death by officers this month in Pasco. The Feb. 10 killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes – captured on video by a witness – has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation.