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The Reporter’s Notebook

Crosscut.com’s Reporter David Kroman on the Seattle Police Shooting of Che Taylor

7.5 minutes down: Police shot a man, then let him bleed.

January 6, 2017

On this edition of Reporter’s Notebook, Crosscut city reporter David Kroman talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about the Seattle police shooting of Che Taylor last February. Kroman obtained the entire dash-cam recording of the shooting. His story examines the police response after the shooting and the length of time it took for Taylor to be given medical aid. Medical examiners at Harborview Medical Center pronounced Taylor dead several hours after the shooting, but it is unclear whether he died at the scene or at Harborview. King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the shooting.  See the full story here



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Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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