Snohomish County sheriff reinstates fired deputy

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — New Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney has reinstated a deputy who was fired by Fortney’s predecessor over a fatal shooting. In a statement Tuesday, the sheriff said Deputy Arthur Wallin never should have been fired in the first place because his actions were within department policy. Wallin shot and killed 24-year-old Nickolas Peters following a chase by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies in October 2018. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file charges against Wallin, but earlier this month the county settled a federal lawsuit brought by Peters’ family for $1 million.