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Report faults WA sheriff over confrontation with Black man

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An investigation headed by a former U.S. attorney has found a sheriff in Washington state violated policies against bias-free policing during a controversial January encounter with a Black newspaper carrier. The 48-page report by Brian Moran made public Tuesday faults Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s late-night decision to follow a car driven by then-24-year old Sedrick Altheimer, and subsequently call in a large emergency response with claims that Altheimer threated to kill him. Moran’s investigation is a civil inquiry separate from a criminal probe conducted by the Attorney General’s Office, which last week charged Troyer with two misdemeanor counts for false reporting. An attorney for Troyer said the sheriff acted appropriately.

Associated Press

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