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On the night of March 3, 2020 — three months before George Floyd was murdered — Manny Ellis encountered police while walking home in Tacoma, Washington. He died on that dark street corner. Officers say it was an accident brought on by Manny himself. The story almost ended there. Introducing a new podcast, The Walk Home, produced by KNKX News and The Seattle Times.
A recording changes the trajectory of Monèt’s life.
In the stillness of the pandemic, Monèt hunts down crucial information.
Investigators finish their probe into Manny’s death. Then, a revelation.
Manny’s walk home ended at 96th and Ainsworth. It started 33 years earlier.
Four Tacoma police officers each had their own journeys to 96th and Ainsworth. And so did the department they worked for.
A critical decision changes Manny's case, and a new story of his death emerges.
A community grapples with the fallout from Manny's case — and the movement that surrounds it.
Manny’s death led to sweeping reform, but what really changed?
An instance from Officer Timothy Rankine's past brings new context to the events of the night Manny Ellis was killed.
Pierce County’s most powerful law enforcement officer, Sheriff Ed Troyer, has been acquitted of criminal charges of false reporting. His trial offers a preview of what’s to come.
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