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Native Women Killed By Cop Grandmother Says 'We Want The Truth' - Native Warriors

9.3.16

Native Women Killed By Cop Grandmother Says 'We Want The Truth' - Native Warriors: According to a Tacoma Police Department statement, Kenneth Wright Jr., was wanted for outstanding felony warrants involving robbery, firearms and drugs. At 11:46 p.m. on January 28, two officers patrolling South Sawyer Street recognized Wright sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car with an “unknown female” in the driver’s seat.“The officers exited their patrol vehicle and approached on foot,” says the statement.Then, the statement says, “the driver stepped on the gas, accelerating toward the officers. One of the officers fired at and hit the driver. The vehicle stopped, and the wanted male subject exited, armed with a rifle. He fled the scene on foot. The officers rendered aid to the driver and called for medical aid to respond. She was pronounced dead when medical aid arrived at the scene.”Jackie Salyers was that “unknown female.” Wright, according to her family, was an abuser, who had directed violence, sometimes involving firearms, toward her and other family members.


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