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Former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy who said coworker made racist remark sues agency

UPDATED: Thu., April 1, 2021

Andrew Richmond filed the lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office in U.S. District Court on Tuesday. It alleges after Richmond, who is Black, overheard former Sgt. Jeffrey Thurman use a racial epithet in a phone conversation in December 2016 with another sheriff's deputy, identified in court records as Tyler Kullman. Thurman continues to deny using the word.