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  • SPD’s Moses pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    Spokane Police Officer Timothy Moses resigned today before pleading guilty to making a false statement to FBI investigators during the case that ultimately convicted his friend, Karl F. Thompson Jr, …


  • Court upends fines put on prosecutors

    The Washington Supreme Court has erased penalties levied against prosecutors who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was set for trial. The unanimous court …


  • State’s high court reverses prosecutor sanction

    The Washington Supreme Court today reversed sanctions levied by a Spokane County judge against a prosecutor who changed the date of a suspected robbery on the day the case was …


  • Court’s limit on public defender work likely to force changes

    Complying with new caps on public defender caseloads could lead to fewer criminal charges being filed against crime suspects because it would be cheaper than hiring more lawyers. Spokane-area authorities …


  • Drunken-driving charges under many influences

    Extra law enforcement patrols are often on the road to crack down on drunken driving, but frequently the charge of driving under the influence is reduced as cases play out …


  • Charge against detective dropped

    The case against former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey has essentially been dropped after a jury deadlocked Wednesday on an obstruction charge and the prosecutor said he won’t pursue a …


  • Ex-detective’s trial sent to jury

    Former Spokane police detective Jeff Harvey testified in his own defense Tuesday that a state wildlife officer lied to justify a charge of obstruction, possibly to help the arresting officer’s …


  • Olsen won’t face more charges

    Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that she decided against asking prosecutors to consider misdemeanor charges against former Officer Jay Olsen for trying to talk to a judge about …


  • Judge questions lawyers in drug case

    It was part judicial inquest, part lecture on recent missteps in a controversial criminal case. The Spokane County Superior Court judge who fined the county prosecutor’s office last month for …


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