Charleena Lyles: Police officers shoot and kill pregnant black woman after she reports burglary
Charleena Lyles was shot after police saw her holding a knife, the Seattle Times reported. Ms Lyles lived in Brettler Family Place, a complex of apartment homes meant for people transitioning out of homelessness. Seattle Police issued a statement in which they said Ms Lyles was “armed with a knife” and “confronted” two police officers who had responded to the call.
19 June, 2017 US police under scrutiny over pregnant woman's shooting Police in the western US state of Washington were under scrutiny on Monday after a pregnant woman was fatally shot by officers responding to a burglary call. Authorities said the 30-year-old victim, identified as Charleena Lyles, had called to report ...
19 June, 2017 Recording: Woman brandished shears in past police encounter SEATTLE (AP) — Family members of a pregnant mother shot and killed by Seattle police questioned Monday why they didn't use a Taser or other non-lethal options when they encountered the woman, who the officers knew had been struggling with mental health issues.