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City releases amount acquitted officer Olsen will receive in back pay

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Less than a week after Spokane Police officer Jay Olsen was found not guilty on assault charges, the city has released what he will receive in back pay. Civil service laws require the city to pay Olsen since he was acquitted of the charges.

The officer will receive $152,510.71 including regular wages, shift differential, estimated overtime and deferred compensation matching. Olsen was accused of wrongfully shooting Shonto Pete in February of 2007 after Olsen says Pete stole his truck.

Pete was acquitted by a jury of the charge he stole the truck. Olsen is now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation by the Police Department.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The jury in the trial of suspended officer Jay Olsen has found him not guilty on charges of First Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment. The charges stemmed from a February 2007 shooting involving Shonto Pete. The verdict was handed down just after 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Pete says he was shot by Olsen in an incident that occurred on February 26, 2007. Olsen and a female acquaintance were leaving Dempsey's Brass Rail in downtown Spokane about 2:30 a.m. that morning and were seated in her car while Olsen's pickup was left running to warm up.

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