Deputy cleared in Wash. shooting
Internal investigation determined the sheriff's deputy followed departmental policy
By Thomas Clouse
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County sheriff's deputy who shot a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor last year will face no disciplinary action over the fatal encounter.
Deputy Brian Hirzel followed all departmental policies and procedures during the Aug. 25 encounter with Wayne Scott Creach, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Wednesday in announcing the results of his internal investigation. He met with members of the Creach family earlier in the day to advise them of the findings.
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