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The Brick yard gets bigger…

Good morning, Netizens...

The other day I wrote about Ron Wright (rocketsbrain) tossing a brick into the fray surrounding the safety of the Riverpark Square Parking Garage. You could have blown me over with a feather late last night when the Spokesman Review's journalist, Jonathan Brunt, tossed another brick of his own here:

This was all brought about by the actions of former Pend Oreille County Sheriff Tony Bamonte, who filed a memo with the Spokesman written by David Savage, the ex-husband of the woman who died in the incident.

In the memo, David Savage wrote that Scott Marlow, the attorney who handled the the original examination for the State Attorney General's office, stated that County Prosecutor Steve Tucker's office had done a substandard job of reviewing the Jo Ellen Savage case for review.

This is not to imply that Ron Wright nor Tony Bamonte have been remiss in their attempts to point out the facts to anyone who will listen, for they (and many others) have been diligent in conveying their facts, including the David Savage memo, to a long list of public officials. Savage said he is concerned that metal plates and bars added by the mall in 2006 to strengthen the garage’s walls may not be adequate to make the garage safe.

Did Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker do a sloppy job with his review of the evidence? The pile of bricks continues building.

(Portions of this story derived from the Spokesman-Review and Jonathan Brunt)


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