New lawyer for family in fatal Pasco police shooting case wants to withdraw $25-million claim

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A new lawyer for the family of a man killed by Pasco, Washington, police says he wants to withdraw a $25 million claim filed against the city after the shooting.

Attorney Charles Herrmann told The Tri-City Herald in an email that the claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English.

Three officers shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a Mexican immigrant, on Feb. 10, saying he was throwing rocks at police. The killing was the fourth by law enforcement officers in Pasco in less than a year.

The newspaper says Herrmann emailed the Pasco city clerk saying he wants to withdraw the claim filed Feb. 13 by the previous lawyer. A claim usually leads to a lawsuit.


Information from: Tri-City Herald.