The civil rights attorney who has represented the families of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin has taken on the case of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the orchard worker who was shot and killed by police earlier this month in Washington State.
The Tri-City Herald reports that an adviser for the family announced Monday afternoon that Benjamin Crump, who most recently represented the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police in Cleveland last November, was taking over the case. Zambrano-Montes, 35, was fatally wounded after he threw at least one rock at police and tried to run away. The confrontation between Zambrano-Montes and police was captured on video and has been denounced by many Latino leaders, including Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
A special 15-person investigations unit, which will not include any regular Pasco, Wash., police officers, is looking into the death.