Franklin County Jail, WSP Trooper, Cleared in Wrongful Death Suit
According to the Washington State Attorney General's office, there was no wrongdoing or excessive force involved in the death of a Kennewick man in February at the Franklin County Jail.
54-year-old Russel Edward Sharer was brought into the jail after being arrested February 24th by a Washington State Patrol trooper. He died shortly afterward, and investigation was launched.
According to AG Bob Ferguson's office, Sharer suffered from various medical complications, and had what Ferguson called "deadly" amounts of meth in his system when he was booked. These factors led to his death, and nothing done by the jail, the arrest, or the trooper had any contributing factors.
No criminal charges are warranted, said Ferguson's office after releasing the results of the investigation Friday.