CRIME

New lawyer wants to withdraw $25 million claim in deadly Washington police shooting _ for now

  • In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, a sign welcomes motorists to Pasco, Wash. For the past week, protesters have gathered daily in front of the City Hall in this agricultural community to protest the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, a sign welcomes motorists to Pasco, Wash. For the past week, protesters have gathered daily in front of the City Hall in this agricultural community to protest the fatal shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, candles are shown at a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection, fell after being fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, candles are shown at a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection, fell after being fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, pedestrians view a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection, fell after being fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, pedestrians view a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection, fell after being fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

A new lawyer for the family of a man killed by Pasco, Washington, police says he wants to temporarily withdraw a $25 million claim filed against the city after the shooting.

Seattle attorney Charles Herrmann said Monday that the claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's policies for dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English.

Three officers shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a Mexican immigrant, on Feb. 10, saying he was throwing rocks at police. The killing was the fourth by officers in Pasco in less than a year.

Herrmann says the claim filed Feb. 13 by a previous lawyer needs more research but will be refiled. He expects it will lead to a lawsuit in state or federal court.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com