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Spokane Sheriff to Release Final Internal Review Details on Creach Shooting

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will release information today about the final internal review of Deputy Brian Hirzel's use of deadly force at The Plant Farm last year. The sheriff will meet privately with the Creach family prior to his 2 p.m. briefing of the media.
The Spokane Police Department was the lead investigative agency in the Critical Incident Protocol investigation of the shooting.  Detectives from the sheriff's office and Washington State Patrol participated in that initial investigation.  The Spokane County  Prosecutor's Office received the investigation and after review concluded there was no actionable law violation committed by Hirzel.
Afterward, the shooting was reviewed by the sheriff's Deadly Force Review Board and the Citizens' Advisory Board.  Both boards concluded that Hirzel's actions were within sheriff's office policy and training. This final review was conducted by the sheriff's Office of Professional Standards.
 
 
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