Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training
SEATTLE | 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 and other behavior crises.
Still, within minutes of arriving Sunday to take a burglary report, the officers drew their guns and shot 30-year-old Charleena Lyles with three of her four children inside her apartment.
Authorities say Ms. Lyles confronted the officers with two kitchen knives.
The killing raised new questions about use of force by Seattle police as the department remains under federal oversight following a 2011 investigation that found officers were too quick to use it.