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Deputy charged in teen assault

SEATTLE – A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of using excessive force on a 15-year-old girl – including kicking her, holding her down and pulling her hair – has been charged with fourth-degree assault.

According to court papers filed Thursday in Superior Court, two sheriff’s deputies were booking a pair of 15-year-old girls into juvenile jail for investigation of auto theft last November.

Thirty-one-year-old Deputy Paul Schene is accused of retaliating after one girl threw her shoe at him, hitting him below the knee.

The exchange was recorded by a surveillance camera in the jail.



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Ethics Commission: Mayor David Condon honest in handling of Frank Straub questions

UPDATED: 8:09 p.m.

updated  The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, who said the complaint was fueled by opinions, not facts or evidence presented by former City Council President Joe Shogan.