SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.-- A Spokane County prosecutor was put on administrative leave as she is being investigated by the FBI.
Sources confirmed on Tuesday that an investigation began about three weeks ago. The prosecutor, who is with the Property Unit of the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office, had been on administrative leave for three weeks as of Tuesday.
Sources told KREM 2 News the prosecutor was accused of misconduct and having inappropriate relations with an inmate in custody on drug and gun violations. KREM 2 News did not want to hinder the federal investigation and chose not to name the prosecutor or inmate involved in the case.
The prosecutor's name did not appear in any of the inmate's case-files from previous years. Staff members at the jail said anyone with her status can show credentials to prove a connection to an inmate's case and visit them anytime they choose, without limitation on the number of visits they make.
Sources told KREM 2 News the inmate's active cases will be taken over by an outside agency. They also said the prosecutor will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete, which could take some time due to the complex nature of the case.