Attorneys in Charleena Lyles lawsuit allege Seattle police officer perjured himself


By Steve Miletich
June 19, 2018
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In a court motion, the attorneys claim Officer Jason Anderson falsely testified that the front door was closed in the apartment where Charleena Lyles was fatally shot last year.

Attorneys who brought a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by two Seattle police officers a year ago filed court papers Monday alleging that one of the officers perjured himself when he testified the door to her apartment was closed when she was shot inside the unit.

The attorneys released police video and audio synchronized to surveillance video from the apartment hallway, which they say shows that Officer Jason Anderson stepped into the hallway through an open door as he fired.

Attorneys Karen Koehler and Melanie Nguyen, in a motion filed on behalf of the Lyles estate and the guardian ad litem of her four children, asked King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector to find that Anderson had given “material false testimony” and refer the matter to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review.