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WSP sergeant who shot pregnant woman is 25-year vet

The Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid in Spokane early Friday has been identified as Lee Slemp, a 25-year veteran.


Shot woman said to have given birth

A spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation into last week’s shooting of an unarmed pregnant woman by a Washington State Patrol sergeant, said Monday …


Woman linked to police killer may plead guilty

TACOMA – A woman accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he ambushed and killed four police officers last year is expected to plead guilty this week, Pierce County prosecutors say. …


Paper seeks shooting records of killed Lakewood officers

OLYMPIA – Washington’s largest newspaper has asked the state Supreme Court to release police files from last year’s fatal shootings of four police officers, saying there’s no evidence the documents …


Pierce County deputy suspected in killing found dead

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — A sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife’s parents was found dead in his Gig Harbor, Wash., home early Saturday, after an hourslong standoff with …


Man shot by Spokane Valley officers enters not guilty plea

A Spokane Valley man shot by police pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree assault. Michael E. Young, 55, is accused of pointing a handgun at Spokane Valley …


Link should stay in prison, panel says

Lonnie Link, who shot and killed Spokane Police Officer Brian Orchard in 1983, should not have his sentence of life without parole commuted. a state board recommended today.


Crimes linked to Spokane man

A gunman fires into a crowd, hitting a teenager in the back. A carjacker beats a driver with a gun, trying to force her out of her car. Thieves steal …


Man, 20, accused of shooting at Spokane police

A gunman fires into a crowd, hitting a teenager in the back. A carjacker beats a driver with a gun, trying to force her out of her car. Thieves steal …


Region in brief: Police say man was suicidal

Spokane Valley police shot and wounded a man they described as suicidal following a standoff Sunday. The 55-year-old, whose name has not been released, was taken to a hospital with …


Man shot by police in Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley police shot a man they described as suicidal following a standoff this afternoon.


Honored Spokane K-9 dies due to surgery complications

A Spokane police K-9 awarded a Purple Heart for taking two bullets died Sunday morning due to complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor.


Report clears dispatcher in Pete shooting

An internal investigation has cleared a Spokane police dispatcher of wrongdoing after questions arose over the truthfulness of his testimony in the acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot a …


K9 Var awarded Purple Heart

One of the Spokane Police Department’s highest honors came with an unusual gift Monday night when it was awarded by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick – a large bone. Kirkpatrick …


Assault conviction upheld in shootout with Spokane police

The assault conviction of an armed man shot in the face by Spokane police during a May 1, 2007 shootout has been upheld by the state Appeals Court. But the …


Hanging up the police collar

This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails.


Gunman opens fire, 3 Pittsburgh police officers killed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man wearing a bulletproof vest opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call, killing three of them.


In brief: Officers in shooting cleared for duty

Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after a confrontation last week in which the officers shot and killed a Deer Park man. Police policy requires …


Spokane officers in fatal shooting named

The names of two Spokane police officers and a canine partner involved in the shooting death of a car theft suspect were released through the Spokane Sheriff’s Department this morning.


Idaho Senate passes Kralicek bill

After five years of unsuccessful tries, a North Idaho senator on Thursday persuaded the Idaho Senate to approve - near-unanimously - legislation to help permanently disabled law enforcement officers like …


Shooting brings murder charge

OAKLAND, Calif. – In a racially tinged case that has sparked outrage and street protests in Oakland, a former transit police officer seen on video shooting an unarmed man in …


Death stuns family, friends

The man killed in a confrontation with a police officer on March 24 was a “workaholic” heavy machine operator from Georgia who would travel as far as Alaska for a …


Injured Gunman Gives Up After 5 Hours Sniper Wounds Despondent Man After Suspect Opened Fire On Police

A suicidal Spokane man surrendered to police early Sunday - hours after being wounded in a shootout with a SWAT team sniper. Ronald C. Cadle, 49, was shot in the …


Valley Woman Killed After Shooting Deputy Dometic Dispute Ends In Death Of Wife Who Was Armed With A Shotgun

The Rev. George Hippe consoles Michael G. Lane, whose wife was shot by deputies after she fired at one of them. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review


Policeman’s Account Of Shooting Disputed

A youth posturing for friends with a relatively harmless air pistol that looked like a .45-caliber semiautomatic was shot in the head and critically wounded early Saturday by a police …