(Editors’ note: The following video, while not graphic, shows a man being shot by police. Please view with caution.)
Crump has seemingly become the United States’ most prominent civil rights attorney over the last three years. He first represented the family of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager in Florida who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. He then represented Michael Brown’s family, and the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot and killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio in November.
“The thing that ran through my mind was, ‘not again,'” Crump said on Monday at a press conference with family members of Zambrano-Montes. “We have to remember that we want law enforcement to value all life.” You can watch more from the press conference, below.
Zambrano-Montes’s killing has incited several protests in Pasco since Feb. 10. A small band of protesters has also set up camp outside Pasco City Hall, trying to bring more attention to what they believe is a need for some type of police reform.
A special investigative unit made up of surrounding police departments is looking into whether the shooting was justified, though many in Pasco have little faith in the local force. The FBI is not officially involved, but is monitoring the investigation.
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