An investigation discovered too late that Todd Chism was a victim of identity theft.
In a statement from the patrol Friday, Risk Manager Donald Sorenson apologized for oversights in the investigation and for damage to Chism's reputation and distress to his family.
The Spokesman-Review reported that Chism still has a separate $10 million lawsuit pending against the Washington State Patrol over an April 2010 altercation with troopers near his home at Nine Mile Falls.
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