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

The Safest City in America

After the officers charged with killing Manny Ellis are acquitted, how does the city of Tacoma move forward?

The Verdict

A Pierce County jury has found Tacoma Police Officers Matthew Collins, Christopher Shane Burbank, and Timothy Rankine not guilty of all charges related to the 2020 killing of Manny Ellis.

The Jury Deliberates Part 2

While the jury deliberates, we dive into the defense strategy, the dueling narratives over Manny's cause of death, and the decisions the jury has to make.

The Jury Deliberates Part 1

While the jury deliberates, listen to the different stories the eyewitnesses and the officers tell about what happened the night Manny Ellis died.

The Trial Ahead

The trial of the three Tacoma police officers charged with killing Manny Ellis is about to begin.

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.

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.

Episode 8: True Justice

Manny's death led to sweeping reform, but what really changed?

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.