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SWAT expert: No reason for police fatal shooting of Leonard Thomas in Fife

Scott DeFoe, hired as an expert witness by attorneys representing Thomas’ family in a wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle, reviewed the actions of the multiagency team that surrounded Thomas’ home May 23, 2013.

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