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Man bit by Spokane police dog in controversial 2019 arrest files excessive force lawsuit

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

Lucas Ellerman, 30, filed an excessive force lawsuit in Spokane Superior Court on Friday against the city and Officers Dan and Scott Lesser. Ellerman, who led the two officers on a chase in February 2019 that ended in his violent and controversial arrest, is seeking more than $650,000 in damages, according to a tort claim filed with the city earlier this year. 
News >  Crime/Public Safety

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. 
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‘There’s so much at stake’: Clock running out on effort to conserve 48-acre Latah Valley farmland from development, owner says

UPDATED: Tue., March 30, 2021

Efforts have been underway for years to stop the development of a prime 48-acre parcel of agricultural land in the Latah Valley, located between Latah Creek and the bottom of High Drive Bluff Park, but a lawyer representing the landowner suggested on Friday that the clock is running out on the possibility of conservation.