Stories tagged: Craig Meidl
UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
The president of the union representing Spokane’s police brass pushed back Thursday on comments made by Councilman Breean Beggs about a proposal that would allow the city to post some …
UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:09 p.m.
It was January 2016, and Spokane police Officer Chris McMurtrey had a man in his cruiser who he had arrested in a domestic violence case. The man taunted and threatened …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 12:18 p.m.
The amount was the highest its been in the past five years, which city officials attributed to retirements, labor contract requirements and other demands of the job.
Sat., March 10, 2018
Two days after a jury convicted a former police officer of rape, city leaders said there’s work to be done to reform the department.
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Spokane officials ask House committee to back a special program to have special supervision of car thieves after they’re released from prison.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl has defied the fears of his critics to become a model leader
If Craig Meidl’s first 13 months as police chief are any indication, he has done more than rise above the lowest expectations of his doubters. He’s acting like the kind …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Spokane, unlike other municipalities, is vague in its application of less-than-lethal tactics as laid out in the police department’s Use of Force Policy, Logue said. Specifically, there’s little clarity in …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017
The salaries of the new hires, which could bring the ranks of the Spokane Police Department to 325 commissioned officers, will be paid for through a combination of grant money …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending that prosecutors to refile a charge of domestic violence assault against a Spokane police officer in a case that was dismissed in July.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl confirmed command staff changes that promote Lt. Tracie Meidl, his wife, to head the city’s south precinct later this summer. Craig Meidl was not involved …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 3 a.m.
The panel is set to vote on a bill Monday that will put the spending of money seized from suspected criminals under their authority and require regular public reports.
UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Mayor David Condon said the city has recruited 29 new police officers over the past several years in response to a cultural audit that found many Spokane police personnel felt …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Participants in a culture audit conducted by researchers at Gonzaga University say the Spokane Police Department needs additional resources and a steady hand at the wheel to operate efficiently. The …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Newly appointed police Chief Craig Meidl said he needs to rotate his top officers through different roles to ensure they’re well-rounded and experienced in different administrative tasks. His wife, Lt. …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
New Chief Craig Meidl, Councilman Breean Beggs say Spokane should hire consultant to mend police-community relations
With some tension still looming over the Spokane Police Department, city officials want to hire a consultant to facilitate “a formal process for reconciliation” with the community.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
After his initial appointment by Mayor David Condon caused a rift with the City Council, a majority voted Monday to confirm Craig Meidl as Spokane’s permanent police chief following the …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 5:16 p.m.
The recent show of good faith between a City Council critical of human resources debacles and a reinvigorated Mayor David Condon could be sidetracked by a lingering dispute from the …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Unless the City Council pushes for a third round of finalist appearances, Craig Meidl will be Spokane’s next police chief.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Tuesday night found me parked in the West Central Community Center gymnasium to watch the latest episode of Spokane’s seemingly endless game show… “Who Gets to be Police Chief?”
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
Four candidates to become Spokane’s police chief answered questions from media and from the public on Tuesday.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Mayor David Condon’s 2017 budget calls for 16 percent increase in spending and shift of police resources to property crimes
Spokane has the highest property-crime rate among Washington’s largest cities, a problem Mayor David Condon wants to address by moving police from patrol and traffic to investigations.
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Spokane has announced the finalists for the top police position. They are John Bruce of Frisco, Texas, Robert “Bob” Lehner of Elk Grove, Calif., Craig Meidl the interim police chief, …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Washington Laws make it more difficult than elsewhere to recall an elected official. Armed with an independent report on Mayor David Condon’s handling of turmoil in the Police Department, petitioner …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. No zoning, Sept., 1, 1926
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
The Spokane City Council is asking Mayor David Condon to name a new police chief appointment by Sept. 30. The process requested by the council would place police Capt. Brad …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016
Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that …