The Department of Justice finished its not so favorable review of the Pasco Police Department that started after the fatal shooting of a Mexican national in 2015.
Watch video of the killing below:
Robert Chapman, the agency’s community oriented policing deputy director, says the department is making great strides toward improving the relationship it has with Pasco residents, reported The Seattle Times.
Chapman also claimed Pasco police have been engaging with the community through social media in an impressive manner.
Pasco police asked for the help after the fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in 2015.
The shooting was captured on video and caused weeks of protest over the needless killing.
Even though the slaying of the man, who was running with his hands up, was obviously unnecessary, local, state and federal prosecutors all cleared the officers in that shooting of any wrongdoing. However, officials requested federal help because there were obviously problems.
The Justice Department found that Pasco police needed to better train officers in use of force and hire a more diverse police force — especially Latinos.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)