Washington governor directs AG to open criminal investigation into Pierce County sheriff
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SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday directed Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office to open a criminal investigation into Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer's January confrontation with a newspaper carrier. In a letter to John Hillman, who heads the criminal division of the Attorney General's Office, Inslee asked for a probe of whether Troyer made a false report on Jan. 27, when the sheriff called a police dispatcher, repeatedly claiming that 24-year-old Sedrick Altheimer was threatening to kill him. Troyer already faces a separate, noncriminal investigation commissioned by the Pierce County Coun...