A Seattle Police officer cradles a child, with two more in the auto, at the scene where police shot and killed a 30-year-old woman at the Brettler Family Place Apartments at Magnuson Park, Sunday June 18, 2017, in Seattle.
The two Seattle police officers had been called to Lyles' apartment so she could report a burglary.
"The officers immediately performed first aid while the Seattle Fire Department responded, but the fire department declared the woman deceased once they arrived", according to a police statement. In it, screaming and what sounds like jostling can be heard, with officers repeatedly saying "Hey, get back". "Get back!" and "We need help" before gunfire erupts. "She let them in, then she started talking all insane about how the officers weren't gonna leave", one of the officers can be heard saying.
Before entering her apartment, officers can be heard on audio recording saying Charleena had been "talking all insane about how the officers weren't gonna leave".
"They didn't only take one life - they took two lives".
Some of Lyles' relatives have asked why officers didn't tase her. Police sources say the officers did not have Tasers with them, but that they did have a "less than lethal" weapon, which has not been specified.
Seattle has been under a 2012 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department that resolved allegations of unconstitutional policing.
The officers talk about the woman previously waving large metal shears and trying to prevent officers from leaving her apartment, and making "weird statements" about her and her daughter turning into wolves.
One of the involved officers was an 11-year veteran of the force and the other was "newer", according to Seattle Police Detective Mark Jamieson. "You're killing our young men and now a young woman has died", he said.
The recording depicts officers chatting with Lyles about the burglary call.
In this case, CNN reported the officers seemed familiar with her and knew she had mental health issues in the past. This time. the victim, Charleena Lyles, is a Black woman who also was five months' pregnant. "Get back! Get back!"
In the audio recording, the responding officers can be heard talking about previous encounters with Lyles.
After shooting Lyles, the unnamed officers reportedly administered CPR, but were unable to revive her.
The Seattle Police said that the two officers are on paid administrative leave while the officer's actions are under review.
The recent shooting of African-American Charleena Lyles by Seattle police on Sunday triggered a huge outcry among citizens with many branding the incident as an act of racism.
The family claimed the use of guns was "unnecessary" and that the police could have easily overpowered Lyles and stopped her, the report added. What's more, half of people shot by police have a disability.
"She loved her kids fiercely and she had a lot of struggles", she said.
Murray lived right below Charleen Lyles and her children at Sand Point.
"This event has traumatized the family, our residents, staff and the broader community".
Seattle Police has significantly increased their crisis intervention training, and is at "the forefront of training", according to O'Toole.
Seattle mayor Ed Murray called the incident a tragedy and said it would be "fully investigated" by a federal monitoring team.