Shooting victim's family suing Spokane County

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The family of a Spokane Valley man who was shot to death in the parking lot of his business by a sheriff's deputy is suing Spokane County

The federal lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Wayne Scott Creach contends he was deprived of his civil rights when he was shot by Deputy Brian Hirzel.

The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/rwdOii ) the lawsuit says the deputy was improperly trained.

The lawsuit does not name a damage amount, but last summer the family filed a claim for nearly $15 million.

The sheriff's office declined to comment on the lawsuit.

The 74-year-old Creach was killed in August 2010 after he took a pistol to check on the unmarked police car in the parking lot of his greenhouse business, The Plant Farm.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com