PASCO, Washington – One of the three Pasco police officers who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned from the department.
The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/tsFjLi ) that nine-year veteran Ryan Flanagan submitted his resignation letter Thursday. Pasco City Manager Dave Zabell said it's effective as of July 2.
Flanagan and officers Adam Wright and Adrian Alaniz have been on paid administrative leave since Antonio Zambrano-Montes died during the Feb. 10 confrontation. The shooting prompted months of protests in Pasco after cellphone video showed the officers chasing Zambrano-Montes across a street before shooting him as he turned around with his arms outstretched.
Kennewick attorney Scott Johnson, who represents Flanagan, said Friday that his client had a job opportunity arise in the local building industry. He said the resignation was voluntary, and no one is forcing his client out of the police department.
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com