Stories tagged: police accountability
Mon., Jan. 5, 2015
Outgoing police ombudsman Tim Burns wants Spokane to focus on the progress
In his last days in office, outgoing police ombudsman Tim Burns said ongoing mistrust of Spokane police is rooted in past events, and that it’s time for the community to …
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Body camera policy evolving in positive directions
Seventeen Spokane police officers put on body cameras 13 weeks ago. In the time since, at least two important things have happened: Chief Frank Straub said the department was tightening …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Spokane police reform to get federal report card
The feds are getting ready to give the Spokane Police Department a report card of sorts – a wide-ranging set of recommendations arising from a two-year review of department practices. …
Fri., Oct. 31, 2014
Police must now leave cameras on
In response to public feedback, Spokane police officers outfitted with body cameras will record every incident they respond to for the next month of the department’s pilot program. Spokane police …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2013, 6:57 p.m.
Spokane cop expected to resign in Zehm plea deal
Another Spokane police officer is facing a criminal charge in connection with the fatal 2006 confrontation with Otto Zehm. Officer Timothy Moses, 52, was quietly charged last week in Spokane …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 9:53 p.m.
Police reform resolution wins Spokane council OK
The Spokane City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution calling for a series of measures that they said would improve accountability of the police department.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Body cameras considered for Spokane police officers
Spokane’s elected leaders are ready to push for the use of body cameras on police officers to record their interactions with the public. The Spokane City Council on Feb. 6 …