Stories tagged: Joe Walker
Thu., April 14, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Key figure in police chief harassment controversy quits job
Erin Jacobson, an assistant city attorney and a central figure in the continuing controversy at Spokane City Hall, is leaving city employment.
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Notes from Police Chief Frank Straub’s top staff show City Hall was informed of hostile work environment allegations 16 months before chief was fired
Allegations about former Spokane police Chief Frank Straub’s behavior were known to officials in the city’s human resources and legal departments nearly two years ago, according to notes from members …
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
Police whistleblower complaint raises questions about department’s seizures
An investigation into an apparently illegal seizure of more than $13,000 cash from two suspected drug dealers by a Spokane police detective last year shows tension among police brass over …
Fri., May 23, 2014
Straub: Police reorganization a necessary ‘series of changes’
Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub this month launched his second major reorganization of the police department this year and said he may not be done making changes. “I’m not going …
Sat., Feb. 1, 2014
Job shuffle leaves top police positions vacant
A shakeup in the Spokane Police Department has left three top jobs vacant and no uniformed officers within much of the command staff. The latest change came Wednesday when the …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Police chief fills four of 13 exempt positions
Four of the 13 new public safety departments created by the Spokane City Council on Monday will soon have permanent leaders likely to keep the bigger paychecks most of them …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011
Union leaders vow openness
Spokane Police Department union leaders said Tuesday they’re happy to cooperate with a possible federal investigation of the department and have no concerns about what it may find. “We know …