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caption: FILE: A photograph of Manuel Ellis, center, is displayed on a fence along with other Black Americans who were unjustly killed by police officers ahead of the We Want to Live march for Black lives on Sunday June 7, 2020, at Othello Park in Seattle. Ellis was killed by Tacoma police officers on March 3rd.
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FILE: A photograph of Manuel Ellis, center, is displayed on a fence along with other Black Americans who were unjustly killed by police officers ahead of the We Want to Live march for Black lives on Sunday June 7, 2020, at Othello Park in Seattle. Ellis was killed by Tacoma police officers on March 3rd.
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Who investigates the investigators?

A conflict of interest in the investigation of Manuel Ellis’ killing at the hands of Tacoma Police. Marshallese Islanders slipping through the cracks widened by COVID-19. And a chat with the head of the city’s legislative and executive branches on their competing visions for the future of policing in Seattle.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Patrick Malone on Manuel Ellis

The inconsistencies between the accounts of eyewitness footage and Tacoma police in the death of Manuel Ellis arose almost instantly. Now, the conflict of interest between the police department being investigated by the Pierce County sheriff’s office has renewed cries for greater accountability in law enforcement. The Seattle Times’ Patrick Malone has been reporting the story.

How Marshall Islanders are dealing with unemployment amid COVID

Marshallese Americans don’t need a visa, or indeed any paperwork at all, to live or work in the United States. But when they lose a job, there’s one small scrap of paper that holds their fate in its hands. KUOW’s Anna Boiko Weyrauch reports.

City Council President Lorena Gonzalez

This week, the Seattle City Council voted to overturn Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of the council’s cuts to the police department. Bill Radke spoke to City Council president Lorena González on what comes next.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan 9.24

Following his chat with Councilmember González, Bill turned to the mayor herself, to hear her competing vision for change and ask what comes next.