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Estate of anti-fascist shot and killed by police in Washington state files wrongful death lawsuit


TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges police in Washington state had no plan other than to use deadly force against a fugitive who was on the run days after shooting a member of a far-right group when supporters of then-President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in Portland, Oregon, streets in 2020. Michael Reinoehl, who identified as an antifascist, fatally shot a supporter of the Patriot Prayer group after a demonstration backing Trump. The lawsuit says the federal task force didn’t have any plan to arrest Reinoehl without using deadly force.

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