Pierce County Sheriff defends department after recent use of force report

Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer is defending his department after a Tacoma News Tribune opinion piece claims the department uses force far more often on people of color and minority groups.

“We don’t have use of force complaints against us,” Troyer told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH this week. “We investigate all — we have none that were excessive, and we have very, very few complaints over the five years of this study.”

The op-ed references an study released in November 2021 that focuses on the use of force by Pierce County deputies between the years of 2016 and 2020.

Report shows biased policing from Pierce County Sheriff’s

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