Sergeant on leave after use of force allegations

Spokane Police doing an investigation

SPOKANE VALLEY - Spokane County Sheriff Nowels was made aware of allegations of excessive use of force by Sergeant Clay Hilton on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

The following day Hilton was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“Allegations of misconduct by law enforcement are very concerning to our community and myself. That is why I immediately asked the Spokane Police Department to investigate the actions of the Sergeant independently,” Nowels said in a press release. “I trust the Spokane Police Department to conduct a thorough, complete, and unbiased investigation into the Serg...


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