Thursday, September 10, 2015

Police Accused of Being Criminals

Police Accused of Being Criminals ---
also see Unarmed and Dangerous

1 killed, 3 police were ultimately not charged facing lawsuit.  February 9, 2015 Shooting of Unarmed Hispanic Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco in Pasco, Washington, United States. Zambrano, a 35-year-old man illegal immigrant orchard worker with a history of attacking police originally from Michoacan, Mexico, was shot and killed by three police officers after allegedly throwing rocks as large as softballs at cars and police officers. His hands were in the air and back turned when the police fired the shots, similar to claims about Michael Brown in Ferguson. A toxicology report conducted by police found Zambrano's blood tested positive for methamphetamine. Zambrano-Montes was in the country illegally and did not speak English. He was arrested for assaulting a police officer, throwing objects  and trying to seize a gun in January 2014. Zambrano-Montes' family initially filed a $4.8 million claim against the city of Pasco for the shooting, which they called an "execution", saying he "did not represent a threat of grievous bodily harm to anyone" at the time of his death. Two of the officers involved in the shooting were white, and one was Hispanic.

Rodney King Case and the Los Angeles Uprising | UCLA University of California, Los AngelesOn March 3, 1991, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) stopped motorist Rodney King for a traffic violation. During the arrest proceedings, ...