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Mexican Consul from Seattle in Pasco to Speak with Law Enforcement About Shooting

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PASCO, WA - Mexican Consul Eduardo Baca is in town to speak with law enforcement about last week's officer involved shooting. 

Friday, he spoke with the Franklin County Prosecutor, Pasco's Chief of Police and the City Manager.

Consul Baca says he trusts and hopes the special investigation unit will be fair as they look into the shooting death of Antonio Zambrano.

The Mexican Consulate in Seattle got involved at the request of the family. 

They have helped Zambrano's mother and sister get humanitarian visas to leave their small village in Mexico and travel to the states to handle this situation.

Consul Baca says he has presented the family options for appropriate legal representation and the Yakima attorney who had filed a $25 million claim against the City of Pasco is no longer involved in the case. 

Baca says so far the family has not filed any claims or reached any settlements with the city.

The independent autopsy the family requested was completed Friday, the results will be handed over to investigators. 

"If the procedures were not right, what went wrong [needs to] be fixed so that something like this never happens again in Pasco or in any community, [no one] wants something like this to be repeated," Baca said. 

Next Consul Baca will work with the family in arranging for Zambrano's body to be flown back to Mexico.

He says the family wants to give him a proper burial in his homeland and Baca hopes this can be arranged within the next several days. 

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