Stories tagged: Ozzie Knezovich
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Sheriff says he doesn’t want to be Mayor Ozzie
He must be running for mayor. That’s the current conventional wisdom with regard to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Spokane police and fire chiefs push back on sheriff’s criticism of North Monroe project
Spokane’s police and fire chiefs said they are united in their support of a street renovation project on North Monroe Street, and do not share Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s concern that …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Nearly half of Spokane’s youth experience violence each year, health district study says
According to a Spokane Regional Health District report, nearly half of Spokane’s youth experienced at least one violence-related incident in the past year, and 25 percent of adolescents reported being …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Sheriff, prosecutor say budget cuts would undermine public safety in Spokane County
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Knezovich warns North Monroe road project would impede evacuation of downtown Spokane during emergencies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich waded into a contentious discussion about street design earlier this month by officially coming out against the planned street renovation on North Monroe, saying its redesign will …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Freeman High School suspended, evaluated shooter after note was discovered
A parent and a school official confirmed for the first time Friday that the Freeman School District knew Caleb Sharpe had handed notes to students threatening to do something stupid, …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Signs and warnings failed to prevent Freeman school shooting
Caleb Sharpe began months ago making videos with guns and bragged to several friends when he figured out the combination to his father’s gun safe.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Knezovich: Societal breakdown to blame for Freeman school shooting
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich blamed a breakdown of society, the media and problems with the mental health system for Wednesday’s
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Spokane County commissioners in stalemate over selection of third member
A rift in the Spokane County Republican Party has resulted in a stalemate between two county commissioners who are running out of time to choose a new colleague.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Spokane County leaders may abandon tax hike proposal, cut jail funds instead
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Spokane Human Rights Commission will apologize to sheriff’s office for comments on Facebook
City of Spokane Human Rights Commission leaders to apologize for racist and sexist comments made on Facebook aimed at seven newly hired Spokane County sheriff’s deputies
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Commissioners give final OK on $2.25 million settlement for exonerated trio
The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval on a $2.25 settlement between the county’s insurer and three men who were wrongfully convicted after a flawed investigation by Sheriff’s …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Spokane County’s insurer offers $2.25 million settlement to three men wrongfully convicted of robbery
Spokane County’s insurer has offered $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Panel of citizens will set salaries for Spokane County sheriff, prosecutor
The Spokane County commissioners addressed Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s salary on Tuesday, although they didn’t give him the raise he’s been seeking.
Fri., May 5, 2017
Shawn Vestal: In case of exonerated men, everyone sees mistakes but the sheriff
You could look at it as a three-quarter-million-dollar mistake – that’s how much state taxpayers will likely fork over to pay for the wrongful convictions of three Spokane men in …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Ozzie Knezovich, Mike Fagan explain comments on Obama, transgender rights at NAACP forum
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.
Tue., April 11, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. MacArthur fired, April, 11, 1951
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Teen who pointed shotgun at Spokane deputy facing attempted murder charge
A teen who was arrested for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy Monday morning is now being charged with attempted murder, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Racist posting draws political ire and distracts from Spokane Valley community event
A racist Facebook post cast a shadow over the Recreation Against Racism event held Sunday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane Valley.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 6 a.m.
Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson
Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Knezovich stands behind heated comments blaming Obama for ‘war on cops’
Despite some rebukes, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich stood by
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Knezovich, Haskell and Fagan praise Trump at rally in Spokane Valley
A standing room only crowd in Spokane Valley Saturday cheered and chanted “USA” in response to several speakers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, …
Fri., March 3, 2017
Lift tax cap to maintain vital services
Legislators shouldn’t continue to shackle local governments that are, in many instances, performing state-prescribed duties. It’s time to allow budgeting to reflect reality.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Sheriff’s deputy sues Rep. Matt Shea for defamation
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Doug Clark: I prefer an armed Ozzie to an unarmed one
I all but coughed up my toast and coffee Sunday morning when I read about the sheriff having to give up his gat at the Arena Saturday night. We really …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena
Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told to disarm before entering Spokane Arena
The no-weapons rule enacted at the Spokane Arena a few months ago snagged an unintended victim Saturday night - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Knezovich, Stuckart, Baumgartner, Shea announce runs for McMorris Rodgers’ seat
The news that an appointment as interior secretary is imminent for Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers prompted City Council President Ben Stuckart to declare his candidacy for her vacant seat …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 9:31 p.m.
County officials balance budget with property taxes former commissioner says should be devoted to roads
For the third year in a row, Spokane County officials are balancing the budget by diverting money that a former commissioner says should be spent on road improvements.