Stories tagged: Dan Lesser
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Lawsuit against city alleges police K-9 bite
A woman claims a police dog owned by the Spokane Police Department bit her without provocation and wouldn’t release despite being ordered to do so by Officer Dan Lesser, according …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Police shooting inquiries must be public, transparent
They say most police officers never fire a shot in the line of duty. So would it be unusual for an officer to have shot four people in the line …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
James Rogers’ family questions death investigation
The shots that ended a standoff two years ago on the lower South Hill continue to create a wide chasm between how a grieving family and law enforcement investigators view …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 5:35 p.m.
Cab driver comes prepared to handle assailant
A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011
Officer Dan Lesser fired shots that killed man in police standoff
A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday. Authorities said Thursday …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 29, 2011, 2:56 p.m.
Officer in fatal South Hill shooting identified
A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2011
Standoff ends with man dead
A reportedly armed and suicidal man was shot to death Monday night by Spokane police after a nearly two-hour standoff on the lower South Hill. The identity of the dead …
Fri., April 23, 2010, 12:24 p.m.
Spokane police K-9 Var honored after death
A Spokane police K-9 who died after surgery to remove a brain tumor was honored this week by the Washington State Police Canine Association.
Fri., April 2, 2010, 8:03 a.m.
Police credit alert neighbor in burglary arrests
Spokane Police this morning are crediting an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.
Tue., July 7, 2009, 2:14 p.m.
Spokane officer cleared in fatal shooting
Spokane Police Officer Dan Lesser has been cleared in the fatal shooting of car thief suspect Johnnie Longest.
Wed., May 27, 2009
In brief: Breeder donates pup to police K-9 unit
A Pullman man motivated by the shooting of a Spokane police dog has given the department a German shepherd puppy. Nick Lungu breeds and trains the dogs for his business, …
Wed., April 15, 2009
In brief: Meeting tonight on bus bench ads
Spokane City Councilman Al French will sponsor a public meeting tonight about bus bench advertising. Citing a 2001 city ordinance regulating signs, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner recently sent a letter …
Thu., April 9, 2009
Hanging up the police collar
This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails. One is entering retirement; the other is just beginning his career. The retiree could share stories of catching bad guys …
Wed., April 8, 2009, 9:25 p.m.
Hanging up the police collar
This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails.
Thu., March 26, 2009
In brief: Officers in shooting cleared for duty
Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after a confrontation last week in which the officers shot and killed a Deer Park man. Police policy requires …
Wed., March 25, 2009, 12:44 p.m.
Officers involved in fatal shooting to return to work
Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after an incident last week in which police shot a Deer Park man to death.