Florida Carroll, a relative of the victim, cries into her phone at the scene of a police shooting at the Brettler Family Place Apartments at Magnuson Park, Sunday June 18, 2017, in Seattle. You'd be hard-pressed to meet a single African-American who wouldn't have at least a small reservation before dialing 911 for help from the police. That's when two officers shot and killed the woman.
A court-appointed monitor overseeing use-of-force reforms has found that in responding to roughly 10,000 incidents a year in which people are in behavioral crisis, Seattle officers use force just 2 percent of the time.
"[The officers were] talking about they don't know what to do with her, take her to jail, take her to mental health".
On the dashcam audio of Sunday's incident, officers can be heard greeting Lyles and asking questions about the burglary report. A police audio recording of officers shouting "get back!" and the woman saying "do it! do it!" are among the few clues about what went wrong before she was shot and killed on Sunday. "Get back! Get back!" before an eruption of gunfire.
The officer safety tag, however, required that two officers respond to her call instead of one, which is more typical. According to the Seattle Times, the audio file, which includes recordings from dashboard cameras in two patrol cars, is redacted in certain areas.
Lyles' family members say police could have de-escalated the situation. They also questioned why other non-lethal methods weren't used to de-escalate the situation.
Family members said Lyles had experienced mental health problems in the past year and that she was several months pregnant, which BuzzFeed News couldn't immediately confirm.
Armed with all of that information, barring Charleena Lyles having a gun or bomb that morning, she should not have been shot or killed.
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Deadly force is permitted only when there's an imminent threat of death or serious injury to an officer or others. "Even if my sister had a knife in her hand, she weighs like nothing, even if she's soaking wet". The officers ask her what has been taken and she begins to list certain items that are missing.
Authorities say Lyles confronted the officers with two kitchen knives - less than two weeks after she had threatened officers with long metal shears when they responded to a domestic disturbance at her home.
"Both officers who discharged their weapons during the incident will be placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, in accordance with department protocol", the Department said.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has promised a full investigation of the shooting, which he referred to as "a tragedy for all involved".
Despite this glowing report, the Lyles family wants more answers from the department.
Her cousin, Kenny Isabell, pastor of The Way of Holiness Church of God in Seattle, also said he was frustrated with police killing black people.
"Coming together is good ... it builds the movement", Ganser said in an interview with ABC News early Tuesday. "We will work collectively with our consent decree partners and the Community Police Commission to ensure transparency throughout this process and offer support where needed", he said.
Lyles was hit multiple times and died inside the apartment.
"C$3 ops need to stop killing people with disabilities", Ganser said.