Zambrano-Montes Funeral & Latest

Zambrano-Montes Funeral & Latest

Family and members of the community gather today for Antonio Zambrano-Montes’ funeral in Pasco.

Pallbearers carried Zambrano-Montes’ casket out of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church follwing a nearly hour long funeral service.

Zambrano-Montes’ mother, Agapita Montes-Rivera, followed just behind her son’s body in tears as the casket was placed into the hearse.

The family plans to take the body back home to the small town of Michoacan, Mexico, that Zambrano-Montes left more than 10 years ago.

Members of Consejo Latino, attended the funeral, and said this is tragic for the family and community.

The group’s next step is to meet with a regional representative for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this evening to discuss the group’s request for the Department of Justice to investigate this case.

“We don’t want to hear this again because it has already happened,” said Nicholas Avala, a member of Consejo Latino. “We just want to have the best police, we have a lot of good police officers here but I think that we need to tighten our process so that we don’t use excessive force on our citizens.”

The DOJ has not yet confirmed whether or not it will investigate the case.

The Pasco City Clerk tells us the office has not yet received any paperwork regarding the removal of the $25 million dollar claim originally filed by Zambrano-Montes’ estranged wife, Teresa Ruiz.

Also, we spoke with Ruiz’s initial attorney, George Trejo, who tells us he is filing a grievance against Ruiz’s current attorney, Chuck Herrmann.

Trejo is alleging Herrmann violated rules of professional conduct.

Trejo said it’s illegal to solicit a client and he said he has proof that Herrmann went out of his way to contact the family to represent them, knowing they already had an attorney.