Police department makes changes after First Nations man's death
The police department in Seattle, Washington, announced an overhaul in response to the fatal shooting of John T. Williams.

Chief John Diaz said the department will complete its investigation into the August 30 shooting of Williams, who was a traditional First Nations woodcarver. Two outside police agencies will conduct a review of the incident, in addition to a potential inquest that Native leaders have called for.

Williams, who was a member of the Dididaht First Nation of British Columbia, was a member of the Chief Seattle Club and was often seen around town with his wood carving knife. He was carrying a knife and some wood when he was fatally shot.

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Police Chief overhauls department after Native American shooting (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 9/16)
Officer's shooting of woodcarver prompts shake-up in Seattle Police Department (The Seattle Times 9/16)