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  • A Community’s closure

    Otto Zehm’s death in 2006 polarized the community and sparked calls for reform. The complex legal battle over his death that followed has brought criticism of Spokane city leaders’ handling …

  • Zehm family feeling ‘shut out,’ lawyer says

    A federal judge will hold another hearing this morning after attorneys objected to moving the upcoming criminal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to Yakima. U.S. District …

  • Spokane police detective alleges witness tampering

    A Spokane police detective has filed a formal complaint asking the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations that Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and city attorneys have engaged in felony witness …

  • 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 …

  • Obstruction trial for ex-police detective opens

    The obstruction of justice trial began Monday against embattled former Spokane police detective Jeff Harvey. Harvey was fired this year after being charged with a gross misdemeanor following a confrontation …

  • Nicks set to retire as chief steps down

    The Spokane Police Department’s top two officers are on their way out, leaving city officials to find new leadership as they struggle with the continuing legal fallout surrounding the death …

  • Verner orders hiring of more Spokane police officers

    Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has ordered the hiring of new police officers to fill vacant positions within the department, and is urging expansion of the force to accommodate the city’s …

  • Witnesses sought in Creach shooting

    The Spokane Police Department announced Thursday that it is still seeking potential witnesses who may have seen or heard the encounter on Aug. 25 when Deputy Brian Hirzel shot and …

  • Thoma files $4 million claim against city

    A Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit and run crash filed a $4 million claim against the city of Spokane Wednesday, claiming he was wrongfully fired because he’s …



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