Seattle police have released the dashboard audio from the June 18 incident that killed Charleena Lyles. Authorities responded Sunday morning to a call from Lyles, 30, who was reporting an attempted burglary at her Magnuson Park apartment. While it’s typical for one officer to show up in a similar circumstance, two people came to her residence because there was a previous matter involving Lyles.
Following what seemed like a cordial exchange, the two officers mentioned previous calls to Lyles’s home, including a June 5 incident described as a “physical domestic disturbance.” “She let them in, then she started talking all crazy about how the officers weren’t gonna leave,” one of the officers can be heard saying. That comment led the other officer to ask his partner if there is a “mental precaution on her,” a reference to Lyles’s mental health issues.
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