Stories tagged: Brad Thoma
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014
Spokane councilman Mike Fagan tries to halt police pact
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan unsuccessfully attempted to derail an employment contract agreement between the city and the police leadership union Monday night, saying “citizens still hold a grudge” against …
THURSDAY, AUG. 28, 2014
Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …
FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014
City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk
Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
Doug Clark: Don’t let bloodsucker see weakness
Words you don’t often see in a Clark column: Great job, Spokane City Council!
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012
Rights panel poorly understood
Controversy over a proposed deal to rehire a Spokane police sergeant after he was fired for an off-duty drunken driving collision has focused attention on an often-misunderstood state agency involved …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012
Thoma sues city over dismissal
The fired police sergeant who was caught driving drunk and leaving the scene of a collision filed a lawsuit against the city on Tuesday for wrongfully firing him. Bob Dunn, …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012, 2:27 P.M.
Thoma will file lawsuit against city today
The new proposal would drop $15,000 that would be paid to fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma’s attorney.
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012, 6:42 P.M.
Spokane City Council rejects Thoma settlement
The Spokane City Council will vote tonight on a proposed settlement with fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma afterall.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26, 2012
Clark: Click heels and repeat: There’s no disgrace like Thoma
One day Spokane Mayor David Condon declares there’s no good way out of the Brad Thoma tar pit. The City Council, he says, must vote to put Thoma back on …
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012
Police Guild calls Thoma’s behavior ‘reprehensible’
Although the Spokane Police Guild filed a grievance in Sgt. Brad Thoma’s defense, the union on Friday called Thoma’s behavior when he drove drunk and fled from the scene of …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012, 10:15 A.M.
Police Guild calls Thoma behavior “reprehensible”
The Spokane Police Guild today called former police Sgt. Brad Thoma’s decision to flee the scene of an off-duty drunken crash “reprehensible” but said its job is to make sure …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
Clark: Drunken cop back on job after hiring genius lawyer
A mediated settlement would reward drunken driver Brad Thoma with nearly 300 grand in back pay and lawyer fees, plus put the fired Spokane police sergeant back on the job …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012
Fired officer’s settlement unleashes outcry, review
A controversial plan to rehire an alcoholic police officer fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash, and to give him back pay, has officials scrambling to explain the decision and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012, 5:04 P.M.
Mayor defends Thoma settlement
Mayor David Condon today defended the City of Spokane’s decision to rehire an alcoholic police sergeant fired after an off-duty drunken driving crash.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012
Settlement awards officer job, back pay
A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after driving drunk while off duty, hitting a pickup with his truck and leaving the scene of the collision is likely to be …
SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 2011
Change in DUI law means fired cop can be rehired
A former Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit-and-run crash has been offered a spot as a detective after a change in state law lifted his driving restrictions. City …
THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010
Don’t blow off Thoma’s side of the story just yet
Let it never be said that Doug Clark’s the sort of guy who can’t admit when he’s wrong. So listen up. I totally blew it on the issue of breathalyzers …
SUNDAY, JAN. 10, 2010
Doug Clark: Bottle babies in blue make news again
Corporal Clark is back by popular demand to answer your law enfarcement questions. Q: We’re barely into the New Year and another local cop has made the news for possible …
TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009
Doug Clark: Breathalyzer Brad offers wobbly defense
Another season of peace, love and excruciatingly inconvenient gift-return lines has passed, and it’s time for me to get back to vivisecting the bah-humbug realities of life. And nothing curdles …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009, 5:11 P.M.
Police sergeant in DUI crash on paid leave
A Spokane police sergeant accused of driving under the influence and possible hit and run has been placed on paid administrative leave. Bradley N. Thoma, who has been with the …