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Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

Two Seattle police officers shot and killed Charleena Lyles on Sunday. Her family is accusing the officers of not doing enough to de-escalate an encounter with a person known to have mental problems.
Friends, family and activists gathered for a vigil Sunday outside the apartment building where Charleena Lyles was killed earlier that day. Source: Martin Kaste

On Monday, Seattle officials released dash cam audio of a Sunday morning police shooting that left Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of three, dead. The two Seattle police officers had been called to Lyles' apartment so she could report a burglary.

The shooting is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department's Force Investigation Team, and also SPD's Office of Professional Accountability, but

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