This is a follow-up to the story linked below:
There is no question the local MSM took a big bite out of the arse of Shawn Audie, and School District 81 so people can draw their own conclusions about their coverage. The truth is had Audie not been the Campus Security Office involved in the fracas at Ferris High School (for which he was cleared of wrong doing and no criminal charges have been filed against him) Audie would in all likelihood still be employed by School District 81. The reason that is true is quite simple, Shawn Audie met all the criterion for being a School District 81 Security Officer at the time he was hired including being Peace Officer in good standing with the State of Washington. The reason Audie was in good standing with the State is because the Spokane County Sheriff’s either royally screwed up Audie’s separation from the SCSO or some type of agreement was reached with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Audie that he would retire and fade away into the sunset, something that happens more often than people realize. There is no disputing of the fact that Shawn Audie’s status with the State of Washington was changed only after I brought the issue forward to the Public on February 2, 2019.
Many of you may not be aware that the importance of State Peace Officer Certification was the result of the rather infamous Washington State Supreme Court Decision in Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild v. Kitsap County, 167 Wn. 2d 428 (2009). That case involved a lying Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy named Brian LaFrance and a lawsuit brought by his union against Kitsap County over an Arbitration decision. The Supreme Court ruled that because there was no explicit, well defined, and dominant public policy preventing the employment of dishonest police officers LaFrance could not be fired.
In order to establish explicit, well defined, and dominant public policy the Washington State Legislature came up with this which places the onus on State Law Enforcement Agencies and the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to deal with lying Cops.
The WSCJTC deals with lying Cops often but can only deal with them if the Law Enforcement Agency properly reports under the penalty of perjury disqualifying misconduct to them, which obviously was NOT the case with Audie.
One has to wonder why the local MSM refuses to do their job in reporting the real facts surrounding the Shawn Audie debacle.
Since I bought up the Brian LaFrance case, I might as well bring up the Ozzie’s second firing of Deputy Travis Smith which I have reported but local MSM has not even though they reported Smith’s first firing by Ozzie ad nausea.
The second Travis Smith case is also going to Arbitration as you can see from the IA Case linked below.
Here is a bit of the SR coverage of the first Travis Smith firing by Knezovich: