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Jury to Decide Fate of Officers Charged in Death of Black Man After Defense Argues Drug Use Caused Incident

Three Washington state police officers are on trial for the 2020 death of a Black man, with defense lawyers arguing that his death was due to drug use and not excessive force. The officers are accused of choking, shocking, and holding him facedown, and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards has called for them to be fired. A verdict is expected soon, with the officers facing up to life in prison if convicted.