Spokane sheriff seeks more authority over deputies

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Associated Press

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 22 at 6:33 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich (kuh-NEZ'-oh-vich) is seeking more authority to fire deputies who break the law.

State Rep. Kevin Parker of Spokane is sponsoring a bill supported by Knezovich and other sheriffs around Washington.

KXLY reports (http://bit.ly/V1iz2c ) it would prevent deputies who are fired for lying or law-breaking from winning their jobs back through arbitration.

Parker says it would help restore public trust in law enforcement.

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Information from: KXLY-TV, http://www.kxly.com/

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