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Former deputy's trial delayed after SPD slaying

Schene was fired after striking the girl who had been arrested for investigation of auto theft Schene was fired after striking the girl who had been arrested for investigation of auto theft
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SEATTLE, Wash. - The assault trial of a former King County sheriff's deputy has been put on hold over concerns that the man suspected of killing a Seattle police officer on Halloween night may have been motivated by the deputy's actions.

Deputy Paul Schene, 32, was fired after being caught on video repeatedly punching a 15-year-old girl in a SeaTac City Hall holding cell. The girl had kicked her shoe at him.

The video was released to the media, and investigators believe that anger about it might have motivated Christopher Monfort to shoot and kill Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton. Monfort was shot by police Friday and remains at Harborview Medical Center.

Schene's lawyers requested the delay over concerns that news of the Brenton killing could affect how jurors see Schene's case. Schene's fourth-degree assault trial is set to resume Jan. 11.


King County deputy fired for excessive force

(September 28, 2009)

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has fired a deputy who was seen on a video beating a teenage girl in a holding cell.

Sheriff's spokesman John Urquhart says Paul Schene was fired for excessive force and making false statements.

Schene met with the sheriff Sept. 9 and she decided to fire him for the department violations.

Schene also faces a fourth-degree assault charge in connection with the incident that took place Nov. 29 in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. He has pleaded not guilty.

Video of the incident shows the 15-year-old, who had been arrested for investigation of auto theft, kicking off her shoe at the deputy. He responds by knocking her into a wall and the floor and striking her.

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