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Autopsy: No Baton Strike On Creach

According to the report, the bullet from Deputy Hirzel’s gun hit Creach in the chest, traveled through his heart, lungs and hit his liver. It was found lodged in his lower ribcage. The report mentions scrapes and bruises consistent with what Creach may have received working at The Plant Farm, but does not mention an injury consistent with a baton strike, which contradicts Hirzel’s testimony/Marissa Bagg, KXLY. More here.

Question: Hirzel said he struck Pastor Creach with a baton before Creach went for his gun. But the autopsy report doesn’t mention a wound consistent with that claim. What do you make of that?

Sheriff: No Cop Intends To Hurt Public

Sheriff (Ozzie) Knezovich, shown in Dan Pelle/SR photo, acknowledged the concerns of Spokane Valley residents and the outrage many feel about what happened that night. Creach was a 74-year old pastor at Greenacres Baptist Church. But, Knezovich also says it’s important to let the investigation play out before citizens jump to conclusions. He also acknowledged the feelings experienced by the police officer who fired the shot, saying “We do our best our there to protect the public. No police officer goes to work intending to hurt one of the citizens they’re sworn to protect”/Melissa Luck, KXLY. More here.

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