3 Washington Officers Plead Not Guilty in Black Man’s Restraint Death

Five weeks after ex-Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, three Washington state law enforcement officials pleaded not responsible Friday in the dying of Manuel Ellis, one other Black man who pleaded for breath underneath an officer’s knee.

Tacoma law enforcement officials Christopher Burbank, Matthew Collins and Timothy Rankine appeared in orange jumpsuits by video convention from the Pierce County Jail as Superior Court Judge Michael Schwartz set bail at $100,000 for every of them. By mid-afternoon, all three had been listed as on the net jail register as having been launched on bond.

Dr. Howard Henderson, director on the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University, speaks out on the important want for police reform and the disconnect between coaching and implementation on the streets.

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