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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Public Records Show: Details of Arrestee Killed in Spokane Police Custody

"A police investigative report released last week says Spokane Valley Fire paramedics asked sheriff’s deputies to release Trent Yohe from handcuffs and leg restraints so they could treat the 37-year-old methamphetamine addict after he had stopped breathing. ... Details of the paramedics’ orders to the deputies to remove handcuffs and leg restraints from the unconscious man so they could try to revive him are contained in the Spokane Police Department report obtained by The Spokesman-Review in a public records request."

You can read the (redacted) police report referred to in the story.