VIDEO: One at a Time

Police in Spokane, Washington, this week said that they are unable to fully deal with more than one crisis at a time after nine officers involved in shootings have been put on leave.

Via Raw Story:

According to KHQ, at least three officers had been placed on leave over a five day period, “and it’s having a real effect on the force.”


In all, a total of nine officers had been benched while shootings they were involved in are investigated. It comes at a time when the department was already short-staffed.


Police said that they were forced to pull officers from an Amber Alert crisis on Monday to deal with the latest officer-involved shooting.


Washington State Patrol and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office were not expected to step in to help the Spoke Police Department.


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