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DEVELOPING STORY: Colville Officer On Leave Following 'Egregious' Allegations

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COLVILLE, Wash. - The Stevens County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations against officer Rex Newport of the Colville Police Department.

Stevens County prosecutor Tim Rasmussen says Newport was put on administrative leave this month. Rasmussen would not comment on the nature of the allegations against Newport, other than to say they are 'egregious' allegations.

At this time no criminal charges have been filed against Officer Newport. Rasmussen also says that because the Stevens County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Colville Police officer, he is confident that a thorough, fair, and careful investigation will ensue and investigators will get to any truth behind these allegations.

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