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Pasco Mayor Reacts to Protests Following Officer Involved Shooting

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The Pasco City Council is also reacting to this officer involved shooting. The Pasco City Council is also reacting to this officer involved shooting.

PASCO, WA - The Pasco City Council is also reacting to this officer involved shooting.

Right now, the city council is not saying much at all.

They are planning a special meeting at City Hall Friday to talk about the officer involved shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes and the protests it has sparked. 

Mayor Matt Watkins says he spent about an hour at the vigil on the scene of the shooting Wednesday night

"People are concerned. When you have video of a shooting it's going to be very emotional for people and I understand that, it's emotional for me too," Watkins said. 

Mayor Watkins says he understands people want the facts and says that is what he is interested in too. 

"We all want to know what happened, we want to learn what the facts are and it's our duty to represent the public and we are working on that and it's a very tough week for Pasco but something we'll work on representing  the public for," explained Watkins. 

But Watkins knows the investigation will take time.

He says he is not sure protesting is the right thing to do right now but he understands people's concerns and their right to peacefully assemble.

"People are hurting and we want to make understand what happened and everybody is grieving and I'm grieving and Pasco is grieving and we want to make sure something like this doesn't happen and we need to work through it."

The Pasco City Council is supposed to meet Friday for an executive session meaning it would be here behind closed doors. 

The latest information is that this meeting should take place around 4 p.m.

NBC Right Now will be sure to follow up on that meeting.

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