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

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.


Information from: Tri-City Herald,