Stories tagged: law enforcement
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Montana announces program to crack down on organized crime
Law enforcement officials have announced a program to crack down on organized crime in Montana, mainly through increased efforts to stop drug trafficking.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Froma Harrop: U.S. is proficient in massacre cleanup
A country that refuses to lift a finger to curb gun violence needs a big cleanup crew to deal with it.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
At Martin Stadium, a special room for the drunk and disorderly
Beneath the stands of cheering fans, room 96 of Washington State University’s Martin Stadium serves as a temporary waypoint for disorderly and intoxicated visitors. Each game, about 15 people are …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
North Idaho law enforcement agencies struggle to fill positions
Moscow, Idaho, law enforcement agencies are struggling to fill vacant positions within their departments.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lack of trust in police one reason why recruiting new officers has become difficult
Lack of trust in police – especially among younger people and minorities – is one reason why recruiting has become difficult.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Law allowing concealed firearms with no permit a year old
Exactly one year after it went into effect, an Idaho gun law that allows people to carry concealed firearms without a permit has had little effect on crime rates, state …
UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Seattle police: Officers shoot, kill woman armed with knife
Seattle police say a female suspect is dead following a shooting involving police Sunday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Law enforcement investigating anti-Semitic comments in advance of Holocaust survivor’s speech
Area law enforcement officers say they are investigating anti-Semitic comments posted on a local social media event page, as well as phone harassment of a local Rabbi who is hosting …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Woman seeks release before pipeline protest shooting trial
A woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants to get out of jail before her trial next month.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Padden: Counties’ campaign is about taxes, not public safety
Amidst a wide-ranging debate about property taxes for schools, county officials and their lobbying organizations are mounting an effort that would allow them to raise taxes without voter approval under …
Tue., May 23, 2017
At staged house party in Coeur d’Alene, cops ask teens, ‘You been drinking?’
“Alright, who’s been drinking tonight?” Lewiston police Officer Rob Massey stood in the living room of a well-kempt ranch home surrounded by a forest. A group of teenagers sat on …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Idaho Medal of Honor awarded to the late CdA Police Sgt. Greg Moore
Idaho awarded its highest law enforcement honor, the Idaho Medal of Honor, posthumously Wednesday to Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore, who was shot to death by a suspect in …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Trump to light White House blue to support police who face ‘unfair defamation and vilification’
President Donald Trump on Monday accused fellow politicians of failing to support police and declared that officers on the beat are subject to “unfair defamation and vilification” that have made …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Domestic violence suspect killed in SWAT shootout bugged his Colbert home with surveillance cameras
After a four-hour standoff and a bout of gunfire, Spokane County sheriff’s deputies found Dean Bellamy’s body on the floor of the master bedroom of his Colbert home. There was …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Video shows cop apparently kick handcuffed suspect in head
An Ohio police officer captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has been reassigned pending an investigation.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Nevada sheriff: 2 from Washington held after 2-county chase
A sheriff’s spokesman in Nevada says two people from the Seattle area are jailed in Las Vegas on multiple charges after their arrests during the weekend following a two-county vehicle …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Gresham, Portland settle lawsuit over filming of police
The cities of Portland and Gresham have settled a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman whose cell phone was seized by a police officer as she recorded an …
UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips
The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Maker of OxyContin seeks to dismiss Everette’s lawsuit
The manufacturer of the powerful painkiller OxyContin on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss a novel lawsuit by a city seeking to hold the company financially responsible for a raging …
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Targeting a police officer could be a hate crime in Washington
Legislature considers making the targeting of police officers a hate crime under Washington law.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Distracted driving law needs an update
Common sense says a driver shouldn’t be holding a phone. So if you’re wondering why people aren’t being pulled over as they poke at them, it’s because the Legislature has …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016
Adopt new deadly force standard for police in Washington
Proving bad faith and malice is an exercise in mind-reading. Absent a confession, it’s futile.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane woman starts petition to make killing police a hate crime
Enough is enough. It’s got to stop. That’s what Jeanette Gerber-Rockstrom thought when she woke up and learned another law enforcement officer had lost his life in the line of …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Spokane police oversight still a concern in new round of law enforcement bargaining
Contracts with the unions representing police officers and supervisors are up for renewal at the end of the year. At the same time, the City Council is set to consider …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Clown hysteria makes its way to the Inland Northwest
At about 7 p.m. Sunday, 14-year-old Brooklyn Bergquist claims she was chased by a young man wearing a light-up clown mask while she was walking home near 44th and Bowdish …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 8:28 p.m.
Panel on race and policing at WSU: ‘There is a cost to change’
Two academics, a former jailer from Spokane and a current police captain from Tacoma led a spirited talk in Pullman on Tuesday about the perceptions of how the public wants …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Police need legal leeway, but not as much as they’re given in Washington
Washington has the nation’s most lenient threshold for the use-of-force by police officers, making it virtually impossible to file a criminal charge against a cop for using deadly force. Now, …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
A Charlotte we didn’t, but should, recognize
Charlotte is a city that perpetually tries to be better, not only in constructing uptown buildings but in working on foundational issues like diversity and equality. There’s a lot of …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Service, silence marks anniversary of Michael Brown’s death
Michael Brown’s death “opened the eyes of the world” to concerns about law enforcement’s treatment of black people, Brown’s father said Tuesday during a memorial service marking the two-year anniversary …