Reviewing an officer-involved shooting

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Last updated 7/13/2020 at 9:57am

Not long ago, I reported on an officer involved shooting that occurred in Adams County. I had been asked to review the investigation to make sure it was independent of the Ritzville Police department and make the decision in the case about whether the shooting was justified. I did, and found the shooting was completely justified by the suspect's attack on the trooper with a machete.

This case had been referred to the State Attorney General for review, but they declined to be involved because they had "other priorities." Now the Attorney General has decided to review all officer involved...

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