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Read the police reports that led to Shea's gun charge

Democrat Amy Biviano's campaign for state representative in Spokane Valley mailed this flier this week. It features a road rage incident involving her opponent, Republican state Rep. Matt Shea. Police reports indicate that although Shea pulled a gun from his glove compartment during the dispute, he did not point the gun at the other motorist, as Biviano strongly suggests in her mailer.
Democrat Amy Biviano's campaign for state representative in Spokane Valley mailed this flier this week. It features a road rage incident involving her opponent, Republican state Rep. Matt Shea. Police reports indicate that although Shea pulled a gun from his glove compartment during the dispute, he did not point the gun at the other motorist, as Biviano strongly suggests in her mailer.

Not shockingly, the Democrat challenging state Rep. Matt Shea's reelection bid made it extremely clear this week that she will highlight Shea's charge for carrying a loaded weapon in his pickup without a concealed weapons permit in the fall campaign. 

Amy Biviano's campaign mailed ads to voters this week that include the bold, red, all-caps headline: "lawmakers should not be law breakers."

Both sides have at times misrepresented what's in the police reports about the road rage incident, so we present the police report, as provided to The Spokesman-Review through a public records request.




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