Tacoma police officer who spoke with Troyer at 2021 scene testifies in sheriff's trial

Tacoma Police Detective Chad Lawless testified that Sheriff Ed Troyer told him he wasn’t threatened during a confrontation with a newspaper carrier in 2021.

TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma police officer who spoke with Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer at the scene of a 2021 confrontation with a newspaper carrier testified in court Wednesday.

Troyer faces two misdemeanor charges after he allegedly claimed on an officer line to 911 dispatch that newspaper carrier Sedrick Altheimer threatened to kill him in January 2021.

The trial is now on its ninth day. 

Tacoma Police Detective Chad Lawless testified that he and his partner Officer

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