County council to hire investigator to probe sheriff's conduct after incident with Black newspaper carrier in Washington state

SEATTLE — The Pierce County Council will hire an independent investigator to probe Sheriff Ed Troyer’s conduct during a Jan. 27 confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier near his Tacoma home. Pierce County Council Chair Derek Young announced the investigation Tuesday afternoon after a closed council executive session, directing council staff to “begin the process” of finding someone to conduct an investigation “into the events recently reported in the news media” about Troyer. Few details were immediately released. In a news release, the council said the timeline for the investigation would…

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