The Walk Home 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.
The Walk Home

The Walk Home

From KNKX Public Radio

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 7: Pierce County, USA

A community grapples with the fallout from Manny's case — and the movement that surrounds it.

Episode 6: 96th and Ainsworth

A critical decision changes Manny's case, and a new story of his death emerges.

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.

Episode 4: A Blessed Child

Manny's walk home ended at 96th and Ainsworth. It started 33 years earlier.

Episode 3: Not Saying Anything

Investigators finish their probe into Manny's death. Then, a revelation.

Episode 2: Little Big Sister

In the stillness of the pandemic, Monèt hunts down crucial information.

Episode 1: Two Seconds of Audio

A recording changes the trajectory of Monèt's life.

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.