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Pasco City Council Meets to Speak About Office Involved Shooting and Protests

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PASCO, WA - The Pasco City Council met in an executive session behind closed doors Friday afternoon reacting to the shooting and the protests it has sparked.

The meeting started at 4:00 p.m. and wrapped up around 5:30.

Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins had said he does not exactly think protests are the right this to do right now but he says he understands people's right to protest.

He was out at the vigil Wednesday night and said does not know if he will able to attend on Saturday.

The Pasco City Council said in a release that they want the same thing as hundreds of others in Pasco and across the nation.

They want an objective and thorough investigation and they want it completed as quickly as possible without "compromising the integrity of the work"

They also said they are committed to the Pasco Police Department's community-based style of policing, 

"We all know that this shooting is a very troubling incident in Pasco, the council is very much concerned about that," Watkins said. 

Mayor Watkins also explained that he hopes protests stay peaceful.

He says this is hard for everyone and it has been a difficult  week for Pasco altogether.