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Colville-area residents protest park ranger shooting

COLVILLE – Bob Hartinger stood next to his wheelchair-bound son, Casey, outside the Stevens County Courthouse on Friday morning, holding aloft a sign reading “My son was shot by N.P.S.” …


Rangers involved in campground shooting still not named

The U.S. Park Service is refusing to identify the rangers involved in a campground shooting near Kettle Falls earlier this month. The Washington State Patrol, which is assisting the investigation …


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 …


Officer in fatal Coeur d’Alene shooting ID’d

The Coeur d’Alene police officer who shot and killed a man Sunday morning is Spencer Mortensen, who has been on the force six years, Chief Wayne Longo said Thursday. Mortensen, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 12:23 p.m.

CdA officer involved in shooting identified

Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo said Thursday that Officer Spencer Mortensen, a six-year veteran of the force, is the officer who shot and killed Eric B. Johnston on Sunday.


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 …


Police officers named in Danny Jones shooting death

Spokane police on Tuesday released the names of four officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old man last week, as family and friends grieved and remembered a man …


CdA police shooting called ‘sickening’

Wendy Woods stood next to her blood-soaked carpet Monday morning and cried for the loss of her close friend, Eric Byron Johnston, who was shot and killed 24 hours earlier …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2013, 5:45 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene Police officer shoots, kills man

A 35-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was shot and killed by a Coeur d’Alene police officer this morning.


Police fatally shoot man after he rams into vehicles

The wife of a man shot and killed by Spokane police looked out her window Thursday in time to witness the death of a man she’s known since childhood. “I …


East Wenatchee police shooting case near settlement

SPOKANE — A federal lawsuit against the city of East Wenatchee and one of its police officers over the 2009 shooting of a suicidal man is close to an out-of-court …


County OKs settlement in Creach death

Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a $2 million settlement with the family of Wayne Scott Creach, a Spokane Valley nursery owner and pastor shot to death in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2013, 1:37 p.m.

Law enforcement from fatal Lookout Pass shooting identified

The law enforcement officers involved in the fatal shooting near Lookout Pass last week have been identified as Shoshone County Deputy Adam Durflinger and Idaho State Trooper Todd McDevitt.


Man shot by Idaho State Police trooper identified

The man shot by an Idaho State Police trooper on Lookout Pass Wednesday has been identified.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Idaho state trooper shoots, kills man on I-90

An Idaho State Police trooper shot and killed a man during a struggle over a handgun today along Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass, just west of the Idaho-Montana state line.


‘Put the knife away’ heard on 911 recording

Ten minutes before a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Roy Jacobs Jr. in his brother’s Spokane Valley apartment last Saturday morning, a man in the house said, “Put the knife …


911 recording before deputy shooting referenced knife

Ten minutes before a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Roy Jacobs Jr. in his brother’s Spokane Valley apartment last Saturday morning, a man in the house said, “Put the knife …


Spokane County sheriff defends deputy’s actions

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s actions confronting an intoxicated man early Saturday were evidence of bravery, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said Tuesday. Deputy Jerad Kiehn shot and killed Roy Jacobs in …


Court document says man shot by deputy was struggling with a woman

The man shot to death Saturday by Spokane County sheriff’s deputies reportedly threatened the officers with a large knife and refused multiple commands to drop it, according to investigators.


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2013, 6:44 p.m.

Deputies shoot man to death in Spokane Valley

The niece of a wanted man killed in a deputy-involved shooting Saturday morning said the reported confrontation was unlike anything she knew him for. Spokane Valley deputies shot Roy Jacobs …


Spokane police officers named in shooting

Spokane police identified the three officers involved in last week’s shooting of a homicide suspect in Nine Mile Falls. Officers Jake Jensen, Danny Lesser and Adam Valdez have been placed …


Police release names of officers involved in shooting

Spokane Police have released the names of the three officers involved in shooting and killing a homicide suspect last week.


Officer believed suspect had gun

A homicide suspect shot and killed by Spokane police officers Thursday died in front of his home after running from officers. The investigation of an earlier fatal shooting led officers …


Two shootings leave two men dead

Spokane police officers tracked a homicide suspect to a Nine Mile Falls home where they shot and killed him early Thursday morning. Police believe the suspect killed a man early …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2013, 6 p.m.

Homicide victim identified in early-morning shootings

Spokane Police, tracking a “dangerous individual” who they believed had killed a person in the city of Spokane less than an hour earlier, shot and killed the man in Spokane …


Okanogan man shot by deputy in stable condition

OKANOGAN, Wash. — The Okanogan County sheriff’s office says a man who was shot by a deputy Thursday is in stable condition at a Spokane hospital.


Okanogan County officer shoots, injures homicide suspect

One man is dead and his alleged killer, his son, was shot and wounded by officers in Okanogan County Friday night.


Deputies cleared in fatal shooting

Two Spokane County deputies have been cleared in the shooting death of a kidnapping suspect in Spokane Valley last September. After reviewing the case, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office determined …


Sheriff’s deputies cleared in Spokane Valley shooting

Two Spokane County deputies have been cleared in a shooting death that took place in Spokane Valley last September.


Bill eases autopsy disclosures

OLYMPIA – A proposal to allow law enforcement officials to discuss details of autopsies from officer-involved shootings cleared its first hurdle Friday. Senate Bill 5256 is designed to address a …