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  • Officers recount CdA police shooting, manhunt for suspect

    Police officers testified Wednesday about the stressful and emotional moments after they found Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore sprawled on a street, bleeding and unresponsive, and how they tried …


  • Coeur d’Alene police officer dies after being shot in line of duty

    A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year …


  • Stevens County detective involved in fatal shooting

    An off-duty Stevens County detective shot and killed a man Tuesday night at a rural home near the Columbia River, according to Spokane County investigators called in to handle the …


  • Creach family files civil rights lawsuit

    The family of a Spokane Valley pastor killed last year by a sheriff’s deputy has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Pastor …


  • Clark: Tucker made right call in a sad case

    So the verdict is finally in. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will NOT charge the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly Spokane Valley pastor last August.


  • Officers in shooting named

    Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …


  • Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named

    The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …


  • Man killed by deputy had been suicidal

    A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …


  • Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy

    Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …


  • Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d

    The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.


  • Prosecuter receives Creach autopsy

    The autopsy report of pastor Wayne Scott Creach has been turned over to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, but it does little to answer many of the family’s questions. Creach’s …


  • Police shooting scene examined again

    A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …


  • Woman shot by officer faces charges

    An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …


  • Trooper says shooting was unintentional

    A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. …


  • Creach son questions Valley police contract

    The son of pastor Wayne Scott Creach, killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last month, urged the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday to change its police services contract …


  • Sheriff releases tapes of dispatches after pastor’s shooting

    The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes Monday documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The …


  • Police report details pastor’s shooting

    Deputy Brian Hirzel told investigators that he feared for his life before he fired the shot that killed Pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The 733-page investigative file released Thursday by the …


  • Sheriff’s Office reports detail pastor’s gun use

    Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45-caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and …


  • Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case

    The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …


  • Vestal: Kirkpatrick’s ‘protocol’ lecture missed the point

    Earlier this week, 13 days after a cop fatally shot a citizen on his own property, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick appeared before the public. Basic information about the shooting …


  • Sheriff frustrated by vacation flap

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after …


  • Doug Clark: Baton story fails to clear cop’s conduct

    Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. The Easter Bunny … The Keebler Elves. Open wide, compadres. We have a brand new myth to swallow. It’s called… “The Phantom Baton Blow.” Believing …


  • Police detail Hirzel account of shooting that killed pastor

    Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel said he ordered pastor Wayne Scott Creach to drop his gun multiple times, struck the 74-year-old man in the leg with a police baton …


  • 3 officers shoot armed man in Vancouver, Wash.

    A man who refused to put down a gun was shot and killed by three officers early today in Vancouver.


  • Deputy says he hit pastor with baton

    The deputy who shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor on Aug. 25 told investigators that he used a baton on Wayne Scott Creach and repeatedly ordered him to drop …


  • Doug Clark: Ozzie out of character on this one

    I remember the moment I became an Ozzie Knezovich fan. It was June 2006. That’s when Knezovich showed Joseph “Cuppa Joe” Mastel and the citizens of Spokane County what being …


  • Mourners note ‘good example’ set by slain clergyman

    Hundreds gathered on a crisp Monday morning to grieve the loss of a man whose preaching and gardening left an unforgettable imprint on those who met Wayne Scott Creach. The …


  • Sheriff’s deputy shoots man who fired at officers

    An Okanogan County sheriff’s deputy Saturday night shot a 61-year-old man who was firing at authorities responding to a report he ran his wife over with a tractor.


  • Shooting review goes to prosecutor

    An investigation into the fatal shooting of a gunman by a Spokane police officer last month has been sent to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office for review. Investigators found that …

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