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WA county to pay $1M to family of man deputy shot and killed


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The family of a man with mental health issues who was shot and killed by a Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy will receive $1 million. The Spokesman-Review reports the Spokane County Commissioners approved the federal civil rights lawsuit settlement this week. Ethan Murray was killed in May 2019 in a wooded area in Spokane Valley. Deputy Joseph Wallace told investigators he believed Murray had a knife, but an investigation revealed Murray had no weapons. Murray’s parents, Justine Murray and Mark Jentsch, filed the suit in July on behalf of their son’s estate in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleging Wallace violated their son’s constitutional rights and the sheriff’s office provides inadequate training.

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