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A Washington state judge has dismissed claims in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Charleena Lyles, a pregnant mother of four who was killed by Seattle police.

According to the Seattle Times, on January 4  King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector dismissed the claims against Officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew with prejudice. When a case is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled but may be appealed to a higher court.

The Lawsuit filed against the city by Lyles’ family still stands.

Lyles, 30, was fatally shot on June 18, 2017, after reporting a burglary at her Northeast Seattle apartment. Anderson and McNew said Lyles confronted them at the scene and came after them with a knife. She was shot seven times and died at the scene.

In the wake of the shooting, questions were raised about why the officers did not use nonlethal force on Lyles, who weighed less than 100 pounds and had mental health issues.

According to the Seattle Times, officers allege when Lyles moved toward them with the knife, McNew asked Anderson to use a Taser on her. Anderson said he did not have his Taser, he had left it in his locker, and they both shot her.

Three of her children were reportedly in the apartment at the time of the shooting. According to a transcript of McNew’s interview, “one of the little babies” crawled into the room after the shooting and rested “his head against” his mother’s body.

“There is no reason for her to be shot in front of her babies,” Lyles’ sister, Monika Williams, told reporters at the time. “She had mental health issues that nobody is trying to address.”

The officers acted in self-defense, their attorneys argued.

“Ms. Lyles’ death is a direct result of her commission of felonies and failure to follow the clear verbal commands of Officers Anderson and McNew to ‘get back,’” the attorneys wrote in court papers, the Times reported.

Spector’s ruling did not include a detailed analysis of her findings.

The family’s attorney, Karen Koehler, will reportedly appeal the ruling.

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24 thoughts on “Seattle Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Officers Who Fatally Shot Pregnant Woman

  1. charles on said:

    Hey Fred T We all know what Macdaddy is BUT HE HASN:T REALIZED IT YET.Rude AWAKENING TO COME!!!!!! STAY TUNED!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

  2. charles on said:

    Fred T we all know what Mac Daddy is.The fact is HIs SUPID ASS DOESN’T REALIZE IT YET.!!!!!!! BUT A RUDE AWAKENING IS IN THE MAKING. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!

  3. ALBINO PENIS on said:

    I always use to wonder why do so many of you coward ass racist do all of your bullying on line, or in groups, or with BADGES, or to black children, women, or to the elderly. And I finally figured out why, because you’re a bunch of COWARDS and you NO THAT. I’m a 40 year old black male that has yet to be bullied by a racist and what’s so crazy about it is that, I welcome the day that it happens. LORDS knows I’ve been waiting all my life for it to happen. I’m definitely going to receive so joy from it. 😂😂😂😂😂

    • According to crime stats as a blk man your long over due for lying face down in the street with a hood homie standing over you holding a smoking gun

  4. Blackbeckie on said:

    this beautiful woman with mental issues was sexually abused very well by the black men in the black community. the proof was 5 children and no black Male protected her and then the white Male finish her off and killed her. her family really was not there for her with black men first and white men second.

  5. ALBINO PENIS on said:

    I feel like everything happens for a reason, BUT I definitely believe in the law ” AN EYE FOR AN EYE” whether you go after them or there family. I truly think that the judicial system should give that a little thought. It would be a lot of dead mf’s but some happy mf’s as well.

  6. charles on said:

    MAC DICK FACE can”t wait till one of your family if you have any??????? Catches a BULLET we will see how much of your IGNORANCE will SHOW then.MOUTH IS BIG UNTIL IT HAPPENS TO YOUR OWN!!!!!!!!!! And iHuff-foot that goes for you to.Ladies and Gentleman these are the ABORTED TWINS!!!!!! BAW take a GLEMMER!!!!!!!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Mac Daddy on said:

    Somebody needs to commission a study that measures the long term affect of wearing weave on black women, psychologically and physically. I postulate that the chemicals and adhesives are broken down by the heat of the scalp and entering the bloodstream of these Hair Hats. NAACP or Shaun Talcum X King, step up and do something productive for our Peeps

  8. African American Woman on said:

    Hmmm….Her family jumps up and screams about her mental illness being out of control. And they were where when she ran at the police with a knife…AND, if she was that off her rocker, WHY THE HELL DID SHE HAVE CUSTODY OF INNOCENT KIDS???? People are full of S H I T

    • Mac Daddy on said:

      And you and I must pay for each bastard child the Hair-Hatted Hooligan produces. Entitlement programs have enslaved blacks to this lifestyle for decades. #WalkAway

      • shelia on said:

        and says the racist that live off of working people like the blacks,on ssi checks,receive food stamps, lives in a trailer park with all the other trailer park trash..gafl,cause evidently you don’t have one,always putting some bullshit on this racist homo

  9. Damn Seattle!!!!!!!
    The Seatlle Pigs could have handled this situation without it leading to a pregnant WOMAN OF COLOR being MURDERED.
    Pigs are supposed to be TRAINED on how to handle a person with mental health issues.
    Since the woman was pregnant, every precaution to insure the protection of her baby
    Although the woman came at the PIGS with a knife, she could have been overtaken
    without the use of DEADLY FORCE.

    Then to add insult to injury the COLD BLOODED actions of the PIGS is CONDONED
    with the dismissal of the “wrongful death” lawsuit brought by the victim’s family.

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