Yakima prosecutor clears officers in 2 shootings
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty has cleared officers involved in two shootings in Yakima and Sunnyside.
Hagarty said Tuesday that a Yakima police officer was justified on May 9 when he shot and seriously wounded an armed man outside a bank branch.
Hagarty also says four officers were justified when they fatally shot a man on April 30 in Sunnyside when he fired on officers after a car was stopped. They killed 23-year-old Jose Carlos Campuzano of Grandview.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/piI93h) Hagarty is still reviewing a May 20 fatal shooting by a Yakima SWAT team in Selah and the Aug. 3 shootout in Yakima that wounded a man armed with an assault rifle in a stolen car.
Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com