A Few Bad Apples | Christopher Burbank - Tacoma Police Department
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BAD COP NOTICE

Christopher
Burbank

Tacoma Police Department

Charges

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Charges
Multiple Tacoma officers charged with felonies in the killing of Manuel Ellis. Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who took over the case after a botched local investigation, announced Thursday that Christopher Burbank, 35, will face second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter charges.

The charges in Pierce County Superior Court portray the officers as instigating an unnecessary, violent confrontation on a South Tacoma street with Ellis, a 33 year-old man, on March 3, 2020, and callously ignoring Ellis’ dying plea of “Can’t breathe, sir!”

According to charging documents, a brief confrontation became violent, with Burbank knocking Ellis to the ground with his car door. Burbank repeatedly used a Taser on him — uses of force “without justification,” according to charging documents, while Ellis “puts his hands up” in apparent submission.

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Congradulations Christopher and all of the Tacoma Police Department!


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