WSU student leaders demand retrial of former Pullman cop

Student leaders at Washington State University are asking that a former Pullman police officer be retried on a charge of sexual misconduct involving a WSU student.

A letter demanding a new trial was released Tuesday under the letterhead of the Associated Students of Washington State University and signed by the president and vice president of the student government group.

Last month, a Whitman County judge declared a mistrial after a jury could not reach a verdict in the case of former Pullman sergeant Dan Hargraves. Hargraves was charged with custodial sexual misconduct after the student alleged he made her perform oral sex on him while she was in his custody last year.

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy will decide if the case will be retried.  (AP)

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