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Former Kennewick Employee Files Claim Saying He Was Fired for Stance on Pasco Police Shooting

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KENNEWICK, WA. -- A former City of Kennewick employee has filed a $150,000 claim saying he was wrongfully fire for his interaction with the Special Investigation Unit that is investigating the Pasco Police shooting. 

It all started with a cell phone video. Former Kennewick Building Inspector Mark Faith captured footage of Antonio Zambrano's confrontation with Pasco Police moments before the infamous shooting. 

The 34-second video was then requested by Kennewick Police Officers involved with the Special Investigation Unit. 

Faith could not give the investigators the original video he shot because he claims Verizon Wireless representatives told him to reset his phone after it stopped working. 

When he did that, it deleted all the files on the phone. Just weeks later, the City of Kennewick fired Faith. 

Faith's attorney provided a document where the City of Kennewick spelled out the reasons Faith was being fired. Those reasons included talking on his cell phone while driving on the job, coming to work late and leaving early and finally, not cooperating with police during an investigation. Specifically, the city says Faith provided false statements about his phone. 

We've talked to Mark Faith before when he ran for Franklin County Commissioner back in 2012. During that race, Faith was criticized for not residing in Franklin County and allegedly renting out a room in a friend's house to fill that requirement. 

We reached out to Faith's attorney and the City of Kennewick several times today but never heard back.