Jury selection in Troyer trial to resume Monday after lawyers say sheriff has flu

Sheriff Ed Troyer’s lawyers say he has the flu and argued court proceedings be delayed until he could be present.

TACOMA, Wash. — Jury selection in the trial of Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer will resume next week after Troyer’s health kept him out of the courtroom, prompting his lawyers to ask the judge to delay proceedings.

Troyer is charged with two misdemeanors over a confrontation he allegedly initiated with a Black newspaper carrier in January 2021.

The judge ordered Troyer to take a PCR COVID-19 test Monday after he took two rapid tests, one of which had a faint line of positivity. The

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