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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Former Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy who said coworker made racist remark sues agency

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. 

‘Killology’ kills empathy: Group protests now-suspended law enforcement training

A newly formed social protest group gathered Sunday afternoon to demand the Sheriff's Office cancel the planned appearance of a controversial police trainer. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a prominent law enforcement trainer whose philosophies are the subject of regular criticism, was set to host a “mindset bootcamp” event that included topics such as “combat preparation for your spouse and family,” active shooter situations and what makes a person a “winner,” according to a flyer for the event. Instead, he'll appear at a public forum, but protesters say he shouldn't be in Spokane at all.