Stories tagged: police misconduct
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Trump ‘condoned police misconduct’ in remarks about handling suspects, acting DEA administrator tells staff
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said in an email to staff members over the weekend that President Donald Trump had “condoned police misconduct” in remarking to officers in …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Deputy fired for pepper spraying homeless man’s water bottle
A King County sheriff’s deputy has been fired for squirting pepper spray on a water bottle belonging to a man who was living under a bridge east of Seattle.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
California officer on leave after takedown of jaywalker
A California police officer has been placed on administrative leave after throwing a jaywalker to the ground and striking him in the face multiple times in an incident captured on …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Feds release scathing report on Chicago police abuse
Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force and shooting people who did not pose immediate threats, the Justice …
Wed., Jan. 16, 2013
Vestal: Knezovich needs help in Olympia
What do you have to do to stay fired as a cop in this state? Kick a handcuffed suspect while he’s down? Force a mentally ill suspect to strip and …
Tue., June 5, 2012
Complaint going to mayor
A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the police ombudsman about the handling of a recent complaint is getting the mayor’s attention. Ombudsman Tim Burns is asking Mayor …
Thu., March 1, 2012
Spokane police Officer Alan Edwards fired after woman’s 911 call
A senior Spokane police officer has been fired for misusing city equipment to obtain the home address of a woman he met at a bar. Alan D. Edwards, 47, had …
Mon., Feb. 13, 2012, 6:02 p.m.
Lakewood officer accused of embezzling donations fired
The Lakewood police officer accused of embezzling more than $120,000 from donations for the families of four slain colleagues has been fired.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2012
Officer’s ‘ruse’ with bounty hunter, fugitive led to suspension
A Spokane police officer who spent 10 months on paid leave while investigators probed the extent of his working relationship with an unlicensed bounty hunter is back on patrol. Senior …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2011
Detectives probe cop’s ties to bounty hunter
A senior Spokane police officer has been on paid leave for seven months as detectives probe his ties to a self-styled bounty hunter and convicted felon who’s facing kidnapping and …
Mon., April 13, 2009, 6:11 p.m.
Jay Olsen resigns from Spokane Police Department
Suspended Spokane Police Officer Jay Olsen, acquitted by a jury last month for shooting a man in the head during a drunken off-duty chase through Peaceful Valley, resigned Monday. The …