Stories tagged: Ozzie Knezovich
Tue., April 12, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Police dog credited for catching escaped patient; sheriff intends to bill state
Police dog Gunnar may like playing and lounging in the grass during his off time, but he was all business Friday night when he and his handler, Spokane County Deputy …
Sat., April 2, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Unexpected cash infusion helps Spokane fight auto theft, property crime
Spokane law enforcement got a $300,000 surprise in 2016 state budget, money to fight property crimes.
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Mary Ann Murphy: Spokane should elect police chief
Pending such a city charter change, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s leadership offer should be considered seriously.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Spokane County forms new task force directed at combating hate crimes
A new, 23-member task force made up of Spokane County religious, community and government leaders will seek to help victims of hate crimes and fight discrimination across the county.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Leader of Spokane police advisory group resigns, says Knezovich should lead department
The leader of a eight-member board advising Spokane Mayor David Condon on hiring a new police chief resigned Monday and called on Condon to let Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump
Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Spokane Valley council looking to create separate police oversight board
Spokane Valley is beginning a discussion of a Valley-only police oversight committee.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Spokane Valley leaders say they want to stick with sheriff contract for policing
Spokane Valley’s mayor stood with Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Friday to declare that the city won’t set up its own police department, despite persistent rumors to the contrary. Joining …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Family files lawsuit in Spokane County Jail death; Knezovich rebuts claims
The family of 33-year-old Christopher J. Parker filed a wrongful death and excessive force lawsuit against Spokane County this week, three years after Parker died of a meth overdose exacerbated …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Revolving-door leadership harms police, city
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office a model of stability.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, midnight
Pace’s request sets off lengthy review of Spokane Valley police
Spokane Valley councilman Ed Pace says did not intend to start a lengthy official investigation when he sent a query to city staff about alleged surveillance by the Spokane Valley …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
‘Sovereign citizen contacts’ with law enforcement on rise, sheriff says
Sovereign citizens who claim they don’t need a driver’s license isn’t a new thing for Spokane County deputies, but Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said the incidents appear to be on the …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
Council candidate involved in discrimination lawsuit against Spokane County
Phillip Tyler, one of the people vying to replace Jon Snyder on the Spokane City Council, has sued Spokane County alleging workplace discrimination. Tyler worked in the Spokane County Jail …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
County commission rejects pay raises for Knezovich, Haskell
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will continue to earn less than his undersheriffs after county commissioners rejected a proposal to boost the salaries of the sheriff and prosecutor. Knezovich and …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, Prosecutor Larry Haskell set for raises under county proposal
Spokane County officials on Tuesday will consider boosting the salaries of Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Prosecuting Attorney Larry Haskell.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane County sheriff questions Matt Shea’s trip to Oregon armed protest
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he “can’t fathom” why Rep. Matt Shea would attend an armed protest at a wildlife refuge in Oregon over the weekend.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Doug Clark: City should give Ozzie a chance to star in Spokane police drama
Come to think of it, maybe letting Ozzie lead our cop shop isn’t so nutty after all.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
City passes on Knezovich’s offer to lead Spokane Police Department
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has once again offered to lead the Spokane police department as a search to replace former Chief Frank Straub gets underway.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, 10:06 p.m.
Former Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigns for dishonesty, still accredited in state
Jeremy Jeske, 44, remains an accredited law enforcement agent in Washington state despite resigning after being confronted with lies in an investigation involving fraudulent vehicle inspections.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:38 p.m.
Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis arrested for suspected sexual assault
Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis was arrested Wednesday on second degree rape charges, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s news release. Ennis turned himself in to the Spokane County Jail …
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 11:33 p.m.
Doug Clark: As police department falters, it needs a real leader
Recent turmoil in the Spokane Police Department doesn’t sound like the new-and-improved department that Mayor David Condon’s been bragging about.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
City administrator denies she tried to influence news about alleged sexual assault
Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders is denying that she tried to soften the details in a news release about an alleged sexual assault of a Spokane police officer by a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 11:03 p.m.
Sheriff investigating possible evidence tampering by police in police assault case
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is investigating whether Spokane police officers tampered with evidence and assisted the suspect, also a police officer, in an ongoing sexual assault investigation. “If there …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015, midnight
Spokane County considers partnerships, sites for sheriff’s deputy training facility
Spokane County is casting a wide net for partners to help construct a permanent home to train sheriff’s deputies, including a potential deal with the Kalispel Tribe. Commissioner Todd Mielke …
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015, midnight
Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says
Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015, midnight
Public Safety Building break-in shows security shortfalls
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich wasn’t surprised when someone broke into the Public Safety Building Saturday. “This is not a secure campus,” he said of the complex that includes the …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
Spokane marijuana retailer Greenlight robbed at gunpoint
Spokane County’s leading marijuana retailer was robbed Monday night in what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called a “takeover-style” crime. “We’re taking this very seriously,” Knezovich said Wednesday.
Sun., July 19, 2015, midnight
County grants Knezovich request to allow unmarked patrol cars
At the request of the sheriff, Spokane County commissioners last week passed an ordinance authorizing the use of unmarked patrol cars, amid statewide controversy about the practice. Spokane County Sheriff …
Wed., July 15, 2015, midnight
DNA of bicyclist found on patrol car’s bumper
A teenage bicyclist’s DNA was found on the bumper of a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office patrol car even though investigations have found that a deputy did not hit the boy …
Thu., July 2, 2015, midnight
Spokane County settles over jail medication dispute
The failure to disclose a one-page memo governing how outside medicine may be received at Spokane County Jail has put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $28,000 in penalties. Bigger …