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Woman sexually assaulted by cop seeks $1M from Spokane

Claim: City ignored 'red flags' in hiring, training and supervising former officer Nathan Nash

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SPOKANE — A woman who was sexually assaulted by a Spokane police officer has filed a tort claim against the city of Spokane.

The woman is seeking $1 million in damages from the city, alleging “red flags” related to now ex-police officer Nathan Nash’s behavior were ignored, KREM-TV reported.

Nash was convicted in August on one count of third-degree rape and one count of second-degree rape in two separate incidents in which he was on duty.

The woman intending to sue says in the claim that the city’s hiring, training and supervision of Nash were inadequate and a proximate cause of her injuries. The city allowed Nash to use his power to prey on women he encountered during the performance of his duties, according to the claim.

The city has about two months to respond.

Nash is in custody at the Spokane County Detention Center awaiting a mid-October sentencing.

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