Governor orders new investigation in police restraint death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered an independent investigation into the death of a black man as he was being arrested by Tacoma police. It comes after new information emerged that a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy was at the scene when the man, Manuel Ellis, was detained and died on March 3. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Inslee said that the initial intention was to have the Washington State Patrol as the independent agency, but that it was recently learned a trooper was on the scene, and they’ve had to take a pause as officials gather more information about the trooper’s involvement.