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Governor's Pledge for Independent Review

A Statement From Mayor Victoria Woodards in Response to Governor Jay Inslee’s Pledge for Independent Review of Manuel Ellis’ Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2020

 

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Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

A Statement From Mayor Victoria Woodards in Response to Governor Jay Inslee’s Pledge 
for Independent Review of Manuel Ellis’ Death

 

“I am deeply grateful for the support Governor Jay Inslee has shown to the Tacoma community as we learned that the cause of death of Manny Ellis, who died while in the custody of the Tacoma Police Department on March 3, was determined by the Medical Examiner to be homicide. The City Council and I share Governor Inslee’s desire to work together toward a full and complete investigation into the death of Manny Ellis and seek ways we can forge lasting change in the justice system for the entire state of Washington.”

 

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Read Governor Jay Inslee's statement here.