Broad Racial and Ethnic Coalitions Prompt Policing Changes

Stateline: Tommy Le’s death was unfathomable to the Vietnamese American community.

Hours before he was supposed to walk the stage at his June 2017 alternative high school graduation, Le was shot and killed by a King County sheriff’s deputy in Burien, Washington, a town just south of Seattle. Police were responding to reports of a man threatening residents and acting bizarrely.

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