SPD Chief gives press conference about officer

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl held a press conference Tuesday afternoon regarding the behavior of one of his officer's caught on body camera during an arrest last year. 

The video, which is expected to be released Tuesday, shows an officer "confront and swear at a suspect in his car after threatening to shoot him," according to Chief Meidl. Verbal sparring continued between the officer and the suspect, including multiple expletives, on the way to jail.

It's "the most atrocious demeanor by an officer I've seen in my 23 years here," Meidl said on Tuesday.

The officer, Christopher McMurtrey, was removed from patrol to go through training, but is now back on patrol, according to Meidl.

(story and photo: KHQ.com)

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