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Monday, October 24, 2005

Police shooting victim ID'ed

Washington_edward_2From Kansas City police 11:20 a.m.:

The man who was shot and killed by the officer has been identified as Edward Washington, a 24yr old KCMO resident.  His photo is attached.  The shooting is under investigation.

Earlier police announcement

We're not saying anything about the shooting of Edward Washington. But this series by the Washington Post on District of Columbia police shootings, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service reporting, is worthwhile reading.

Unlike a lot of commentary on the topic, it's not a screed against or for law enforcement - just a gripping account of a department with the nation's highest rate of police shootings.

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