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Hundreds March to Protest Police Shooting of Native Woman


On March 16th, hundreds marched from the Puyallup Tribal Administration building to the U.S. District courthouse in downtown Tacoma, WA to protest the recent shooting of 33-year old Puyullup tribal member Jacqueline Salyers.

On January 28th, Tacoma police shot and killed Jacqueline Salyers, who was also pregnant. According to Tacoma Police Department spokesperson Loretta Cool, she stated that on the night on January 28th, officers were in the area searching for a Kenneth Wright Jr, who was wanted for outstanding warrants involving first degree-robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and delivery of a controlled substance. She states that two officers recognized Wright as a passenger of a parked vehicle, exited their vehicle and approached the parked car.


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