Officers in Seattle Fatal Shooting Had Crisis Training
SEATTLE (AP) — The two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had less lethal options and had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises. The killing occurred as Seattle police are under federal oversight following a 2011 investigation that found officers were too quick to use force an all Seattle officers now receive training on how to better handle those with mental illness or abusing drugs. Still, within minutes of arriving Sunday to take a burglary report, the officers drew their guns and shot 30-year-old Charleena Lyles. Authorities say Lyles confronted the officers with two kitchen knives. Family members say they want to know why police didn't use a non-lethal option.