Lawsuit against officers who shot Charleena Lyles has been dismissed

Charleena Lyles.

A lawsuit against two Seattle police officers who shot Charleena Lyles at her apartment in 2017 has been dismissed. The case was brought against the officers by Lyles' family.

King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector dismissed the case against officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew with prejudice, according to a summary judgment. If a case is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.

A lawsuit filed against the city still stands.

Lyles, a 30-year-old mother of four children, was killed in her north Seattle apartment in June 2017 after calling the police to report a burglary. Officers said she abruptly attacked them with at least one knife.

Her death sparked protests, including allegations the shooting was racially motivated because Lyles was African-American and the officers are white.

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