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Attorney General Lynch asked to review Zambrano-Montes death

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PASCO, Wash. -

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to review the decision not to charge three Pasco police officers who shot a rock-throwing man to death last year.
    
In a July 8 letter, commission chairman Martin Castro asked Lynch to revisit the case of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in light of recent conflicts between police and minorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas.
    
Zambrano-Montez, a farm worker and citizen of Mexico, was killed in February 2015 after he threw rocks at police officers at a busy intersection.
    
The Tri-City Herald reports the three officers fired 17 shots at Zambrano-Montes, hitting him at least six times.
    
Local and federal prosecutors declined to bring charges against the officers.
    
Cellphone video of the shooting went viral and sparked protests.
    
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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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