Three-year mark nears in Sheriff's Office probe

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WALLA WALLA — As it approaches the three-year mark, an investigation involving the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office is continuing.

“I don’t have any new public information to release this week related to this ongoing matter,” said Frank Harrill, FBI supervising senior agent in Spokane.

The investigation began in October 2009 when then-Sheriff Mike Humphreys requested the Washington State Patrol look into possible financial improprieties in the sheriff’s office.

Officials have said the probe has focused on an individual, but requests for details have been denied on the grounds the matter is still under investigation.

Along with the WSP and the state Auditor’s Office, the FBI became involved last year. Since the FBI’s involvement, the WSP and Auditor’s Office have deferred comment to that agency.

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