South Sound News

Tacoma officers charged in Manuel Ellis’ death put on credibility issues list

TACOMA, Wash. — The Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says it has added the three Tacoma police officers charged in the 2020 killing of Manuel Ellis to a list of law enforcement with credibility issues.

The News Tribune reports the addition of Christopher Burbank, Matthew Collins and Timothy Rankine to the “potential impeachment disclosure” list, or Brady List, includes the charging documents filed by the state Attorney General’s Office in 2021, which cite video and witness accounts of the officers beating Ellis before his death.

The documents will be provided to defense attorneys if those officers are used as witnesses in a criminal trial.

A Tacoma Police Department spokesperson didn’t respond to requests from the newspaper for comment.