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TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

Quarles

Quarles faced discipline twice before 

The Spokane Police officer, who was suspended this week for two months after associating with a woman tied to prostitution, drugs and burglary, had been disciplined by the department twice before the latest incident. Police Chief Frank Straub suspended Officer Darrell Quarles on Monday for...

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Spokane police officer suspended for ties to woman

A Spokane police officer has been suspended for two months without pay after the department determined he had been associating with a woman engaging in prostitution, drugs and burglary. Police Chief Frank Straub issued a “last-chance agreement” to Officer Darrell Quarles, according to a news...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

Playing the Ozzie card 

A chosen tactic of outgoing leaders in the Spokane Police Department: talk highly about the sheriff’s plan for regionalizing police forces. Documents recently released from last December’s investigation into reports that former Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens had threatened to go “postal” after hearing of...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 2012

Spokane's police chief - groom to be

Congratulations to Frank Straub and his fiancee. The couple's marriage license application was submitted to Spokane County Auditor's Office this week. Straub will soon be wed to Amber Myers. The couple moved to Spokane together earlier this year when Straub was hired as Spokane Police...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012

MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012

Police reform meeting canceled/rescheduled 

A previously scheduled meeting to discuss Spokane police reform and an update of its progress was canceled on Monday afternoon due to an absent chief of Police. Due to a scheduling conflict, chief of Police Frank Straub was unable to attend the Public Safety Committee...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

Straub promises innovation for SPD

Spokane Mayor David Condon made it official Wednesday, naming former Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub as his choice to take over leadership of the city's scandal-scarred police force. The appointment requires City Council confirmation, which could take up to a month to bring to...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2012

Police chief candidates down to two

Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that he is “very confident” one of two remaining finalists will be the next Spokane police chief, despite a law enforcement panel’s recommendation that he restart the search. Either Daniel Mahoney, the commanding officer of the Ingleside Police Station within...

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012

From left facing camera, Spokane Police Chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall's Chase Gallery. (Dan Pelle)

3 police chief candidates visit Spokane

From left facing camera, Spokane police chief candidates, George Markert, Daniel Mahoney and Frank Straub, visit with Spokane Mayor David Condon, left, and police historian, Susan S. Walker, during a meet-and-greet Wednesday in City Hall’s Chase Gallery. (SRphoto/Dan Pelle) Three men vying to be the...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Chief finalists to be interviewed today

The remaining Spokane police chief candidates each will have a 50-minute televised interview today on Comcast channel 5. Daniel J. Mahoney, commanding officer of the Ingleside Police Station within the San Francisco Police Department, will be on at 11:10 a.m., George E. Markert, director of...

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TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012

Straub tapped for Spokane police chief

The embattled top law enforcement official in Indianapolis will be among those considered for Spokane’s next chief of police. Mayor David Condon confirmed to The Spokesman-Review that he asked Indianapolis Public Safety Director Frank Straub to apply for the opening here, and Straub has told...

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