Charleena Lyles’ family takes legal action against Seattle

HARI SREENIVASAN: The estate of Charleena Lyles — a black woman fatally shot by two white police officers in Seattle in June — has taken the first step in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

The claim filed yesterday alleges police were negligent and violated her civil rights when the officers fatally shot Lyles, a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four, in her own apartment.

The officers have said, after responding to a 911 burglary call from Lyles, she threatened and tried to stab...

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