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No update on officer-involved shooting

Councilman Jason Raines this past Monday requested an update on the March 6 shooting involving a Sunnyside police officer.

Raines wanted to know if the review by the Washington State Patrol has been completed. Officer Jim Ortiz, filling in at the meeting for Deputy Chief Phil Schenck, said the last he heard the WSP had asked for another week to conduct the review.

Raines then asked how the absence of the officer who was pulled from duty following the shooting had affected the police department. Ortiz said the department is holding the line, but the issue causes a ripple effect on the department.

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