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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 25, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010

Triplet named new Superior Court judge

Spokane County Court Commissioner James Triplet had to keep the secret all of Sunday night: He’d been chosen by Gov. Chris Gregoire to replace Neal Rielly as Superior Court Judge. “She swore me to secrecy until she could make the announcement today,” Triplet said of…

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Lawsuit claims jail inmate was tortured 

A Spokane County Jail inmate claims in a federal lawsuit that he was beaten without warning by a cell extraction team and later tortured with blows to his genitals. One problem: As Nicolas Garcia’s recent lawsuit notes, the Sept. 21, 2009, incident was filmed by…

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Firefighter gets another last chance

A Spokane firefighter who was caught skipping work in 2007 to teach high school will get another “last chance” and has served a second 60-day suspension after violating sick leave policy earlier this year.The Spokane Civil Service Commission this week voted unanimously to uphold the…

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