Charleena Lyles family motion says Seattle officer committed perjury
By Allison Sundell
June 18, 2018
A motion filed Monday claims Officer Jason Anderson gave false testimony about where he was standing when he shot and killed Charleena Lyles in 2017.
One year after Charleena Lyles was shot and killed by Seattle police, a motion was filed Monday claiming one of the involved officers committed perjury.
“If left unchecked the false statements will further undermine these civil proceedings and all notions of fairness and justice owed to the memory of Charleena Lyles, her four minor children, her family, and our community,” the motion read.
Seattle Police Officers Jason Anderson and Steven McNew shot and killed Lyles while responding to a burglary call at her apartment June 18, 2017. The officers say Lyles confronted them with a knife, and they opened fire.
The motion alleges Anderson gave false testimony about where he was standing when he fired his weapon at Lyles. The suit says these details are “significant,” because it disputes whether Anderson was trapped in the apartment with Lyles when she was killed.