No U.S. criminal charges for patrolmen in Mexican farmworker's death

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 3:23 PM

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors declined to file charges against three patrolmen in Washington state in the fatal shooting death of an unarmed Mexican orchard worker who threw rocks at them and ran, a U.S. Attorney said on Tuesday.

The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in the southeastern farming hub of Pasco, captured on mobile phone video and shared widely online, sparked days of protests from the city's majority Latino community and drew criticism from the Mexican government and human rights activists.

(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Richard Chang)