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Olsen flashed badge to try to see judge

Jay Olsen resigned from the Spokane Police Department Monday Jay Olsen resigned from the Spokane Police Department Monday
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The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department's internal investigation into former Officer Jay Olsen shows that officials could have charged him with a crime a year before his trial, because he tried to discuss his case with the judge assigned to preside over his trial.

Olsen quit Monday rather than submit to an interview with Police Chief Ann Kirkpatrick, who had previously informed the suspended officer that she intended to fire him for multiple violations of department policy, including carrying a loaded handgun while consuming alcohol.

Olsen was drunk when he chased Shonto Pete on March 27, 2006, and shot him in the head as Pete fled down an embankment into Peaceful Valley. Pete was exonerated on the car theft charge, and a different jury acquitted Olsen in March during his trial for first-degree assault for shooting Pete.

However, Kirkpatrick concluded in a subsequent internal investigation, released Tuesday, that Olsen violated several conduct rules.

"Your judgment and decision-making was impaired as you chased this suspect to a point where you used deadly force," Kirkpatrick wrote. "You have brought discredit upon the Spokane Police Department and the law enforcement profession."

 

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