Sirens & Gavels

Council to consider SPD ombudsman boost

An effort to expand the powers of the city of Spokane’s police ombudsman may go before the City Council tonight.

The proposed ordinance would allow Ombudsman Tim Burns to go beyond simply observing internal police probes and allow him to publish reports on those investigations – with a few exceptions – and contact the people who make complaints against police officers. He would also be allowed to interview witnesses of the incidents that led to complaints.

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

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