- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) - The King County undersheriff has recommended that a sheriff’s deputy be fired after he was convicted of an assault that allegedly happened while he was a police officer in Detroit.

The SeattlePI.com reports Undersheriff Scott Somers recommended Tuesday that 30-year-old Deputy Edward Hicks be terminated. He was hired by in February 2017 and had worked as a patrol deputy in Burien.

The sheriff’s office says Hicks recently was convicted by a Michigan jury of aggravated assault and felony misconduct for an Aug. 30, 2016, incident during which he allegedly punched a man several times causing facial injuries.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said previously that Hicks also told the man to give a false statement about his arrest and injuries.

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht will decide whether to fire him.

The sheriff’s office is conducting an internal investigation into whether Hicks lied on his pre-employment questionnaire.


Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattlepi.com/

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