Stories tagged: Ozzie Knezovich
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
Fri., June 26, 2015
Family of teen who died in crash demands activist stop using boy’s name, photo
The family of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk, who was killed in an incident involving a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last year, has demanded that a local motorcycle club stop using their …
Sun., May 31, 2015
Suspect arrested in Colbert triple homicide
The son-in-law of one of the three people shot to death before fire was set to their Colbert home and barn was arrested Saturday afternoon on three counts of first-degree …
Thu., May 28, 2015
Protest targeting patrol cars draws warning from sheriff
A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …
Wed., May 27, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
Sheriff warns bikers against hurling volleyballs at police cars
A protest group’s plans to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement coverup in the death of a Spokane Valley …
Tue., May 19, 2015
Spokane County workers’ salaries trail city of Spokane paychecks
Half the top 12 earners in Spokane County government last year were women, with Medical Examiner Sally Aiken taking in the largest base salary at more than $197,000. While income …
Wed., May 13, 2015
Memorial honors Washington law enforcement, Moore
Grief and respect transcended borders Tuesday, as the annual event memorializing fallen Washington state law enforcement officers adopted a broader look at the job given recent events in Coeur d’Alene …
Fri., March 6, 2015
Gun rights activists plan rally at U.S. Courthouse in Spokane
Gun rights activists from across the nation have announced their intentions to demonstrate in front of the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse today in support of an Iraq War veteran …
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015
No charges for deputy in young cyclist’s fatal crash
Three separate investigations into the death of a 15-year-old bicyclist last May in Spokane Valley have determined that a speeding patrol car driven by a sheriff’s deputy did not strike …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 11:28 p.m.
Deputy returns fire and shoots man, incident likely captured by officer body camera
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shot a man tonight after the man fired at him, sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 10:21 p.m.
Investigation shows deputy did not strike teenage bicyclist who died
Three separate investigations into a May bicycling fatality have determined that the patrol car driven by Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Joe Bodman did not strike 15-year-old bicyclist Ryan Holyk, according …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Spokane Deputy Brian Hirzel fired for misusing patrol car
A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor in 2010 has been fired for improperly using county-owned vehicles. Brian Hirzel, of …
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015
Pro-law enforcement rally draws 100 outside Spokane courthouse
No one said “Je suis Ahmed” or mentioned the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, but the 100 people who gathered in the cold air and orange lamplight near the Spokane …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014
‘Constitutionalists’ protest at Spokane Valley Police Precinct
A protest spurred by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy’s statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon. Many …
Sun., Dec. 21, 2014
Smart Bombs: A constitutionalist context
Video shot at the Spokane Valley Mall shows a deputy explaining why the Sheriff’s Office needs a mine-resistant, military-style vehicle. He replies, “We’ve got a lot of constitutionalists and a …
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014, 4:14 p.m.
300 protest against deputy comment; activist says people should be ‘armed equal to the police’
A protest spurred by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy statement that angered self-described constitutionalists drew more than 300 people to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct parking lot Saturday afternoon.