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Sheriff Knezovich specifically mentions City of Spokane Administrator Theresa Sanders as being part of that conversation. Sheriff Knezovich specifically mentions City of Spokane Administrator Theresa Sanders as being part of that conversation.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

During an interview with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, the Sheriff said he heard that leaders with the City of Spokane wanted to call an alleged sexual assault by a Spokane Police Officer something else. When asked why they would want to do that, the Sheriff said "because sexual assault is inflammatory." Sheriff Knezovich specifically mentions City of Spokane Administrator Theresa Sanders as being part of that conversation.

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Thursday afternoon Patrick Erickson sat down with Sanders who categorically denied the accusation. Sanders said she has no idea where the Sheriff got his information and she "considers it a personal attack and there will be consequences."

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Sanders says at this point her role in the investigation into the sexual assault is minimal. She says she is told basic information. However if any officers are charged, she would become more involved in the case. She says the City has a way of putting together a process to look at a charging recommendation against the officers. That panel would submit their recommendations to Sanders for consideration.

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