In November 2019, 28-year-old Dante Jones was shot and killed by police officers in Franklin County, Washington.
Officers reportedly started chasing Jones’ car for reckless driving and speeding in the fog. A few minutes after the start of the chase, the police stopped Jones’ car. According to the prosecutor’s report, a sheriff’s deputy shot Jones four times immediately after the chase ended. Jones died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
The 18-page report contains a detailed description of the prosecutor’s findings regarding this case. According to the document, the county does not plan to press any charges against the police officer who shot Jones. In July 2021, the Jones family said they planned to file a $5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city and the police department.
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“The circumstances leading up to the discharging of the deputy’s firearm is unknown at this time as there were no additional witnesses to the incident,” Sheriff Jim Raymond said.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from US President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.