Two white Seattle cops shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant black mother of four who called them for help to report a burglary.
Lyles was allegedly living in transitional housing for homeless families when she dialed 911 to reported a burglary on Sunday. Little did she know she would end up on the floor dead in front of her children.
However, Seattle police are still standing by their decision.
“Although this was a typical burglary report, two officers were required due to information pertaining to this address that presented an increased risk to officers," Police Detective Mark Jamieson wrote in a statement.
The Seattle Times released the audio of the shooting, which clearly proves the officers knew that Lyles had mental health issues and that she had three kids.
"Isn't that the one with three kids?," asked one officer.
“Yeah, so this gal is the one who was making all the statements about how her and her daughter were gonna turn into wolves," the other officer replied.
In the audio, you can hear Lyles allowing the officers to enter as she explains the burglary to cops. The conversation seems completely normal as she answers their questions but then within seconds, you heard, "GET BACK!" and gunshots. While nothing is confirmed, the Seattle Times claim she had scissors, causing them to shoot.
Listen to the audio below:
The fact that they knew of her history but continued to shoot her in front of her own children just shows how much black lives matter to them. Rest in Paradise, Charleena.