Editor’s note: This is just another example of how out-of-touch some police are with reality. Why shoot to kill someone with a knife unless the threat is immanent.
SEATTLE, Washington — On Sunday, a pregnant mother’s 911 call to police ended tragically after cops showed up to her home and killed her. A community is now mourning the loss of Charleena Lyles whose three children will now grow up without their mom.
Earlier this month, Lyles, 30, called police because she feared her ex-boyfriend may try to harm her. Lyles, who reportedly suffers from mental health issues, was arrested during that call for allegedly arming herself with a pair of scissors. After the arrest, she was released under the condition that she get some help with her mental health issues.
On Sunday, Lyles called the police again — this time, to report an attempted burglary. The officers who responded to the mother’s 911 call this time, however, were apparently less accommodating when it came to dealing with a mentally ill woman. When officers saw Lyles, armed with a knife, two of them opened fire and killed her.