olympia shooting

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The police force in Washington’s state capital is changing. Fourteen months ago a white police officer in Olympia shot two African-American brothers. The shooting triggered local protests, but not a national outcry -- the brothers survived, although one was paralyzed.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Two African-American brothers shot by a white Olympia police officer in May have pleaded not guilty to assault charges.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The Olympia police officer who shot two African-American brothers during a confrontation in May will not be criminally charged.

Thurston County Sheriff's office

Police released surveillance video and the 911 call Friday from a shoplifting that preceded a police shooting in Olympia, Washington.

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  The two, unarmed black men shot by a white Olympia police officer early Thursday morning are expected to survive.

Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum said he expects a “respectful” and non-violent response to the shooting of two unarmed black men by a white police officer.