Timothy Rankine

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Service Record

Tacoma Washington Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Approximately 2020.[1] - January 16, 2024[2]
Salary $120,390 (2022)[3]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Manuel Ellis

Timothy Rankine booking photo
Timothy Rankine

Response Timeline

The officers were placed on administrative leave.

In March 2020, the officers were returned to duty.[4]

On June 3, 2020, the officers were returned to administrative leave.[5][6]

On May 27, 2021, the state Attorney General charged Rankine with first-degree manslaughter, which typically carries a sentence of 6.5 to 8.5 years in prison. The maximum sentence is life in prison.[7]

On May 28, 2021, the officers pleaded not guilty.[8]

On December 21, 2023, a jury found the officers not guilty.[9] After the verdict, the city resumed its internal investigation.[2]

On January 12, 2024, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington announced that they were reviewing the incident for possible "violations of federal criminal statutes".[10]

On January 15, 2024, an internal investigation cleared the officers of any major policy violations. Collins received a written reprimand for failing to be courteous to the public.[2]

On January 16, 2024, the officers each accepted $500,000 from the city to resign. The officers may receive other funds due to labor agreements with the city and the union.[2]

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