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Luani case remains active as police ask prosecutor for review

Shalom Luani (Courtesy of WSU / Courtesy of WSU)
Shalom Luani (Courtesy of WSU / Courtesy of WSU)

PULLMAN – The Pullman Police Department’s investigation into Washington State football player Shalom Luani remains active, even as the safety plays on Saturdays for the Cougars.

Police spokesperson Penni Reavis said that the case will not be closed until the Whitman County Prosecutor determines no further investigation is needed. The police are asking the prosecutor to review the case and possibly recommend further investigation.

Luani was suspended for WSU’s season-opener against Eastern Washington, but returned this past week against Boise State, intercepting two passes in the loss.

Commander Chris Tennant told The Spokesman-Review last week that the police plan to recommend an assault charge for Luani. According to Reavis, that recommendation has not been sent to the prosecutor’s office, but likely will be later this week.

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