Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police


The officers responded to the apartment on June 18 after Lyles reported a burglary.

Her shocking death has left her family and community members outraged as they denounce the deadly use of force on Lyles, who was expecting her fifth child.

Charles Lyles said his daughter liked to take her children to carnivals and do fun things with them.

Suddenly, though, a confrontation erupted.

Her killing has prompted angry protests.

On Sunday, shortly before 9 a.m., Lyles called 911 to report a break-in and told the operator that her door was open and that "there's stuff missing", from her home. But Anderson said there was no need to frisk her because it was a typical burglary call.

She also said the Seattle police department lacked diversity.

But a video posted Wednesday in which Sgt. Sean Whitcomb discussed Sunday's fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles struck many as inappropriate, although Whitcomb's video-game character just walked around rather than firing any shots.

'I don't know at what point she changed her focus from, from me to Steve, um, but as she started turning the corner to go after Steve, that's when I, um, that's when I shot'.

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Seattle Police Department has pulled its FuzzFeed206 program Friday after criticism for playing an online video game while talking about the shooting death of Charleena Lyles by two officers. "Our goal is to get to the truth".

"There will be a thorough investigation", Whitcomb said. She was released conditionally June 14. Still, some readers might be inclined to infer from the conflicting headlines that the "gains" the SPD is credited with making don't include the ability to handle people suffering from mental illness in a nonlethal way.

"Her life wasn't ideal, like none of us are", he said.

Lyles' father, Charles, said Lyles was devastated when her mother died in 2005.

Seattle police requires that all officers, once trained and certified, to use Tasers and carry them on their holsters during their shifts.

Lyles' sister Tiffany Rogers told hundreds of mourners who gathered Tuesday night outside the apartment complex where Lyles was shot that she used to call Lyles every day.

'If worst comes to worst, you could have used a Taser instead of a gun for someone that has three kids inside the house, ' her brother, Domico Jones told KOMO.

Both officers were equipped with less lethal force options, police said.