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Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell sent two of his prosecutors to a death investigation in East Central Wednesday morning. Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell sent two of his prosecutors to a death investigation in East Central Wednesday morning.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane County Prosecutor's Office is launching a new program that sends members of their major crime unit to Spokane's worst crime scenes.

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell sent two of his prosecutors to a death investigation in East Central Wednesday morning. He said it's all part of a new program his office is launching.

"Understanding the investigation process contributes to more effective prosecutors to better serve the public," Haskell said.

Haskell plans to send all 10 of his major crimes unit staff to crime scenes when possible. He said they will not be conducting the investigation or collecting evidence.

"There are there to view or advise," he said.

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