The family of a Spokane Valley pastor who was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy last year is suing Spokane County for his death.

Scott Creach was killed in the parking lot of his business, The Plant Farm, in August 2010.

Investigations cleared Deputy Brian Hirzel in the shooting but the Creach family is now suing him, Spokane County and Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

The suit blames Deputy Hirzel as well as Spokane County for the training that led up to the shooting that night.

The family does not ask for specific monetary damages.