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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Deputy may face assault charge

Colfax man roughed up in Spokane Valley


February 29, 2024

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy who roughed up a Colfax man on Aug. 14, 2023, may be charged in the case.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Spokane Police Department determined there is probable cause to charge Sgt. Clay V. Hilton with second-degree assault.

“The case has been forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review,” Spokane County Sheriff John F. Nowels said in a press release following the conclusion of the independent police investigation.

Hilton is accused of beating Kevin Hinton, 62, of Colfax, near Terrace View Park in Spokane Val...

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