SPOKANE-- The family of Scott Creach has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Spokane County, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, and Deputy Brian Herzel.
The civil suit was filed Friday and accuses the defendants of wrongfully, maliciously and unlawfully depriving Scott Creach of his civil rights.
Creach was shot and killed by Hirzel on August 25, 2010. At the time Creach and his wife were sleeping in their home when Hirzel reportedly drove on to a lot next to their home to work on a report in an unmarked vehicle.
Creach went outside to investigate what he reportedly thought to be a prowler when Hirzel shot him.
No criminal charges were filed against Hirzel.
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