Spokane sheriff Knezovich to appeal election law violation fine

SPOKANE – Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich plans to appeal a state Public Disclosure Commission ruling last week that he violated laws prohibiting the use of a public office for indirect lobbying and electioneering.

Knezovich was fined $300 for a YouTube presentation in February that called out Democratic lawmakers for approving policies he said emboldened criminals and fed societal lawlessness.

“These people have prevented us from developing a cohesive, structured criminal justice system that holds people accountable while, at the same time, attempts to break through recidivism,” Knezovich said in the...


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