SPOKANE, Wash. —Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel Turner was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday.
According to a press release, Turner is under investigation for a potential assault or other misconduct during an arrest.
The Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Office has asked the Spokane Police Department to investigate to avoid a conflict of interest.
The press release states the investigation was not brought forward as a result of a citizen’s complaint but as a result of the continual review process conducted by Sheriff’s Office supervisors and subject matter experts.
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