- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Two men who were shot and injured by a Washington police officer are now preparing to stand trial for assault.

The Olympian reports (https://bit.ly/1MkvytE ) that half-brothers 21-year-old Bryson Chaplin and 23-year-old Andre Thompson are charged with assaulting Olympia police officer Ryan Donald and will go to trial in April.

The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office did not file charges against Donald for the May 21 shooting. The Olympia Police Department also found that Donald didn’t violate any policies.

Chaplin and Thompson were originally scheduled to go to trial in December, but defense and prosecuting attorneys asked the judge on Wednesday to postpone the trial.

Some community members have spoken out against the Olympia Police Department and compared the shooting to police shootings in other parts of the country.

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Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com


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