Inquest jury starts deliberations in woman’s death by police

SEATTLE (AP) — An inquest jury has started deliberations into the actions of two Seattle police officers who fatally shot a Black pregnant mother in her apartment. The Seattle Times reports the jury will weigh responses of “Yes,” “No,” or “Unknown” to 123 questions relating to the circumstances surrounding the death of Charleena Lyles on June 18, 2017. She was killed after purportedly brandishing a knife at officers who responded to her report of a burglary. Officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew, who are white, shot her seven times. They testified that Lyles suddenly went from conversational to confrontational, pulling a knife from her pocket and advancing on officers.