Stories tagged: Ozzie Knezovich
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.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 5:31 p.m.
Knezovich vows legal challenge to proposed oil, coal train ban in Spokane
An independent legal review of a proposal to fine the shippers of coal and oil through downtown Spokane determined it violates federal law, but City Councilman Breean Beggs said he’ll …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Republicans, it’s time to defend Ozzie Knezovich against Matt Shea’s ‘slimes and slanders’
Shawn Vestal says it’s past time for Republican politcians and party leaders to publicly defend Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich from Rep. Matt Shea’s “slimes and slanders.”
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says local GOP leaders reluctant to censure Rep. Matt Shea, fear far-right reprisals from the legislator
Spokane-area Republicans in elected offices appear unwilling to criticize state Rep. Matt Shea for his attacks on the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who has called on party …
Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 5 a.m.
Ozzie Knezovich blasts Matt Shea podcast that links sheriff’s office to triple murder
A state legislator’s claim that a fiery triple homicide north of Spokane is connected to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office drew a furious rebuke and threat of politicial payback by …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Letters cause tense moments
For the second time in as many weeks, suspicious letters have caused a stir at the Spokane County Courthouse. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich considers the letters to be a form of …
Tue., June 21, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: In Holyk case, scientist’s testimony doesn’t square with investigators’ statements
What was said publicly about how a teenager’s DNA came to be on the bumper of a deputy’s cruiser doesn’t square with what the scientist who tested the DNA told …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
New evidence shows Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit teenage bicyclist in 2014
New evidence shows that a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy hit a teenage bicyclist in Spokane Valley in 2014, contradicting the findings of multiple previous investigations into the incident.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Mark Werner named new Spokane Valley police chief
Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner as new police chief.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4:42 p.m.
Sheriff names finalists for Valley police chief job
Spokane Valley will pick new police chief among candidates selected by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich
Sat., May 28, 2016, 5 p.m.
Spokane Valley council majority emailed about city manager, police contract, before manager’s ouster
Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins received an email on Feb. 12 suggesting that then-city manager Mike Jackson “would need to be put under control and quit hiding contracts and study …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Report: Paid staff needed for civilian oversight of Spokane County Sheriff’s Office
Reforms needed to increase public trust and transparency in the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will require a paid staff member, according to a 13-page report.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
Parents of man shot by Spokane police feel helpless in getting mental health assistance for son
Investigators found a fake handgun near where Aaron D. Johnson was shot by police at the West Wynn Motel on Sunset Boulevard on Monday.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 6:22 p.m.
Spokane Valley councilman wants to slash $2 million from sheriff’s contract
Spokane Valley Councilman Ed Pace wants to cut Sheriff’s contract by $2 million and let the city hire a police chief.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 6 p.m.
Knezovich will ask state for $12,000 to pay for search for Western State Hospital escapee
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will send Governor Jay Inslee a bill for $12,030.22 this week for the cost of searching for escaped Western State Hospital inmate Anthony Garver.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 6 p.m.
Malheur militants harassed deputies for weeks before standoff, Oregon sheriff tells Knezovich
The sheriff of Harney County, Oregon, was contending with armed militants for months before they illegally occupied a national wildlife refuge in January.
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
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
Editorial: Revolving-door leadership harms police, city
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office a model of stability.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016
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 …