Pregnant Mom Calls 911, Seattle Police Kill Her

'There is no reason for her to be shot in front of her babies, ' Monika Williams, the sister of the slain woman, told reporters outside the apartment building. Both officers who fired their weapons will be placed on paid administrative leave, in accordance with department protocol. The Seattle Times reports that the woman was concerned that local authorities would take away her four children. He said that she was anxious that her children would be taken, and that the Brettler Family Place management was trying to get her family out of the apartment complex.

In the audio released by Seattle police, the two officers are heard talking about Lyles' history. "They shot my mom", the 10-year-old reportedly said as Murray took him outside. The audio is linked to the dashcam of the patrol cars of both responding officers, police said.

Jamieson described the incident saying that "at some point, the 30-year-old female was armed with a knife", which prompted officers to discharge their weapons.

The Seattle Police Department has released dash cam audio of the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old Black woman in Magnuson Park over the weekend.

Seattle City Council members called for a "full and fair investigation" into the shooting.

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Seattle police officers are heard on an audio tape yelling "Get back!" Two police officers can be heard having a calm exchange with Lyles, who details how someone broke into her home and stole some items, including a video game console.

Williams said Lyles had "mental health problems", and that her late sister was arrested earlier in June after arming herself with a pair of scissors as protection against her boyfriend.

The Seattle Police Department released more information about what occurred on Sunday morning.

Family members said Lyles was several months pregnant and had been struggling with mental-health issues for the past year. They are questioning the decision to shoot the young mother since she was a diminutive woman who called the police for help.

Relatives wondered why police shot her instead of Tasering her. Erneshia Jack, Charleena's cousin, said according to the Guardian.

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Lyles death comes just days after the officer involved in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota who was killed during a traffic stop almost a year ago, was acquitted of murder charges.

Lyles' family said at a Sunday night vigil that the officers did not need to shoot. She pleaded not guilty to two counts harassment and obstructing a police officer at her arraignment the next day.

"She got a mental caution on her?" the second officer asks.

Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole and Murray said the Seattle Police Force Investigation Team and the Office of Professional Accountability will review the shooting, as will the King County Prosecutor's Office.

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