Mayor: 'I wasn't told the whole thing' in police firing

Pictured, from left are Darin Odegaard, Tonasket Mayor Dennis Brown, and John Cruz.

TONASKET—Tonasket Police officer John Cruz was terminated Dec. 17.

City attorney Mick Howe said Cruz was terminated for allegedly working in violation of the city’s municipal code, working beyond his acting appointment, and working full time, plus overtime without proper training.

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