The Walk Home

By KNKX Public Radio & The Seattle Times

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The 2020 police killing of Manuel "Manny" Ellis, a Black man in Tacoma, brought a reckoning to Washington State and has set up what promises to be one of the highest-profile trials in Pacific Northwest history. The story is profiled in a new podcast, The Walk Home, produced by KNKX News and The Seattle Times.

Episode Date
Update: A Test Run for Police Accountability
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.
Dec 24, 2022
Update: Officer Timothy Rankine's History
An instance from Officer Timothy Rankine's past brings new context to the events of the night Manny Ellis was killed.
Dec 23, 2022
Episode 8: True Justice
Manny’s death led to sweeping reform, but what really changed?
Nov 30, 2022
Episode 7: Pierce County, USA
A community grapples with the fallout from Manny's case — and the movement that surrounds it.
Nov 16, 2022
Episode 6: 96th and Ainsworth
A critical decision changes Manny's case, and a new story of his death emerges.
Nov 02, 2022
Episode 5: The Other Side of the Line
Four Tacoma police officers each had their own journeys to 96th and Ainsworth. And so did the department they worked for.
Oct 19, 2022
Episode 4: A Blessed Child
Manny’s walk home ended at 96th and Ainsworth. It started 33 years earlier.
Sep 28, 2022
Episode 3: Not Saying Anything
Investigators finish their probe into Manny’s death. Then, a revelation.
Sep 21, 2022
Episode 2: Little Big Sister
In the stillness of the pandemic, Monèt hunts down crucial information.
Sep 14, 2022
Episode 1: Two Seconds of Audio
A recording changes the trajectory of Monèt’s life.
Sep 07, 2022
Prologue: The Walk Home
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.
Aug 24, 2022