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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Woman files lawsuit over police shooting in Kitsap County

Associated Press

TACOMA – A Western Washington woman shot by police in 2014 has filed a federal lawsuit contending her civil rights were violated.

The Kitsap Sun reported Friday that Corinna McGregor, who also uses the last name McGregor-Barth, in the lawsuit says she was holding a 12-inch, pink vaping device and didn’t pose a threat.

The lawsuit says she was shot in the abdomen by then-deputy Will Sapp, who has since been promoted to sergeant for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

McGregor’s attorneys say police need to be trained to deal with someone who is suicidal.

Prosecutor Tina Robinson says no charges were filed against Sapp because no crime was committed.

McGregor survived but in the lawsuit says the shooting left her physically and emotionally traumatized.

The Sheriff’s Office declined to comment.

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