Sheriff’s office deputy fired for use of deadly force in incident that killed Edmonds man

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary has fired a 13-year veteran of the sheriff’s office in connection with a 2018 high-speed pursuit that culminated in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Edmonds man north of Bothell, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports.

The decision differed sharply from the one made nearly three months ago, when the Snohomish County prosecutor decided not to file criminal charges against the deputy, Art Wallin, 38, concluding a jury would have found the shooting justified, The Times said.

In a nine-page letter  dated Oct. 3, Trenary determined Wallin violated sheriff’s office policies when he initiated a vehicle pursuit on Oct. 23, 2018, then used unauthorized force when he twice fired into the windshield of the stopped pickup, killing Nickolas Peters of Edmonds.

You can read more in The Times story.

 

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