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Murder charges filed against officers in Black man’s death – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-05-27 14:47:35 –

Seattle (AP) — Washington Attorney General charged with murder on Thursday for killing two police officers …

Seattle (AP) — Washington Attorney General kills two police officers on Thursday in the death of a black man, Manuel Ellis, who died after telling a police officer who was detaining Tacoma that he was out of breath. Indicted.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement that he had charged Christopher Burbank and Matthew Collins for second-class murder and Timothy Rankin for first-class manslaughter. The charges were filed in the Pierce County Superior Court.

Ellis, 33, died on March 3, 2020, in handcuffs due to lack of oxygen due to her detention. A coroner in Pierce County called his death a murder.

His last words- “I can’t breathe, sir!” — Captured by a home security camera. Methamphetamine poisoning and heart disease were also cited as causes of his death in the medical examiner’s report.

Ellis’s death triggered a national assessment of race and crackdown just weeks before George Floyd died under the knees of a white Minneapolis police officer.

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