Relatives of man dead in police shooting seek 2nd autopsy

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Posted: Feb 20, 2015 10:42 PM

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor in Pasco, Washington, says the family of the man fatally shot Feb. 10 by Pasco police has requested a second independent autopsy.

Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant said Thursday that his office is ready to release the body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes and welcomes the request.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://is.gd/mThxYe ) that a forensic pathologist performed one autopsy last week. Details have not been disclosed.

Zambrano-Montes' widow and two daughters have filed a $25 million claim with the city in the first step toward a lawsuit.

A special 15-member police unit is investigating the shooting. The three Pasco officers involved have been placed on leave.

Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel plans to conduct a special inquest.

Sant will ultimately decide whether criminal charges should be filed.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com