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Embattled cop resigns before being fired

Sgt. Bunch (Courtesy: Spokesman-Review) Sgt. Bunch (Courtesy: Spokesman-Review)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County sheriff's Sgt. Patrick "Pete" Bunch resigned Thursday shortly before a disciplinary hearing in which Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was going to fire him.

The move follows a series of questions over Bunch's law enforcement methods, and documented missteps in his career, including a recent confrontation with Spokane Police investigating a report of a backyard prowler.

In that case, Spokane Police officers sought resisting arrest and obstruction of justice charges against Bunch following an encounter Feb. 6 near Ferris High School.

Bunch, who was with the Sheriff's Office for approximately 32 years is eligible to receive retirement.

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