Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Negligence Claim After Police Officers Fatally Shoot Black Woman.

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A King County, Washington judge has denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging negligence in a wrongful death matter brought against the City of Seattle and two of its police officers. The wrongful death action arises out of the fatal shooting of one Charleena Lyles. The Superior Court Judge, Judge Julie Spector, rejected defendants’ request to throw out the case. The motion to dismiss was filed by attorneys for the two Seattle police officers that were involved, Officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew, and the dismissal motion was later joined by the city.

Ms. Lyles was a 30 year-old mother of four children. She was killed in June, 2017, while in her North Seattle apartment, after she had called her local police department to report a burglary. Officers said she abruptly attacked them with a knife after they arrived on the scene. Ms. Lyles’ death sparked a number of protests. The protestors believe that the shooting was racially motivated. Ms. Lyles was African American; the officers are white.

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