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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Senior Wapato police officers warn city residents about actions that forced their resignations

Three senior Wapato police officers have resigned, citing “personal ethical standards and conscience.”


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Police arrest West Central Spokane stabbing suspect

Spokane police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing a man over an unintentional dogfight at a park in West Central two weeks ago.


Skateboarding cop breathes life back into damaged skate park

The skate park, located off Washington Street on the Bill Heath Sports Complex, was in disarray. Pieces of the coping – the concrete ledges of the skate park – were …


Police: Suspect in fatal shooting commits suicide

Authorities say an eastern Idaho man pursued by police following a fatal shooting at a trailer park killed himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officers.


Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.


Wanted: Applicants for Yakima Police Department – recruitment officer takes to the road to find candidates

Meyers is the department’s full-time recruitment officer, a position created in April to bolster the Yakima Police Department’s ranks in a tight job market, as well as create a more …


State cannabis taxes fund new Spokane detective position

Bring up the topic of taxes at any cocktail party or the nearest water cooler, and the discussion eventually seems to turn to why all of our state’s problems haven’t …


Officers have vested interest in keeping four-legged partners safe

Yakima County sheriff’s deputies and police officers say they make sure that their canine partners have as much protection as possible when they leap into harm’s way, both with body …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or …


UPDATED: Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:11 a.m.

Prosecutor: Minneapolis cops justified in shooting black man

Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and had turned …


Mass stabbing suspect summoned Boise police to jail before his attorneys intervened

The man accused of murdering a 3-year-old child and wounding eight others in a stabbing attack at a Boise apartment complex asked police to come to the Ada County Jail …


16-year-old charged with murder as community mourns Kent police officer

Emiliano Garcia, 16, was charged as an adult with second-degree felony murder, accused of causing the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno, 35, by leading police on a dangerous, …


Woman killed during Trader Joe’s standoff was shot by police, not the gunman, chief says

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore settled it: One of his officers fired the round that killed Corado.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 8:36 a.m.

Police ID officer killed in car chase in Washington state

A Kent police officer was killed when he was struck by another officer during a chase early Sunday, police and the Washington State Patrol said. Late Sunday, the department identified …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tired of having to explain ourselves

For barbecuing. For selling bottled water.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his …


Ford Idaho Center death highlights Hispanic community fears

Witnesses of a deadly fist fight at the Ford Idaho Center last month have been reluctant to share what they saw with Nampa Police. Some witnesses told the Idaho Press …


UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Stolen car catches fire during north Spokane County pursuit

A stolen vehicle caught fire on Hazard Road while the driver was attempting to evade a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy this morning.


Man killed by Meridian police Saturday had replica revolver, not handgun

A man shot and killed by Meridian Police Saturday had pulled a non-firing replica revolver from his waistband, not a handgun, as officers originally believed, the Meridian Police Department said …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Officer charged with homicide in fatal shooting of teen

A white police officer was charged Wednesday with homicide in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager who was hit in the back while fleeing a traffic stop, a death …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

One of the few police departments to use Amazon’s facial recognition tech has stopped – for now

A Florida police department said that it would not immediately renew a pilot program with Amazon.com for controversial facial recognition technology, a decision that civil rights advocates claimed as a …


Boise proposes tax increase, new police hires in next year’s budget

With a booming population and increasing demand for services, the city of Boise has focused its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget on keeping pace with city needs and large projects.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Man drives himself to hospital after drive-by shooting in West Central neighborhood

Spokane police say a man drove himself to a hospital Friday morning after he was injured in a drive-by shooting in the West Central neighborhood.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been …


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

More than 2,300 people arrested for child porn, sexual abuse in nationwide ‘Operation Broken Heart’

A three-month, nationwide law enforcement effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” led to the arrests of more than 2,300 people suspected of sexually abusing children and dealing in child pornography, authorities …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

More walking patrols coming to downtown Olympia this week, OPD says

More Olympia police officers are set to hit the downtown streets on walking patrols this week, seven months after voters passed a public safety levy to pay for community policing.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 8:11 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputy arrested after barricading himself in Capitol Hill apartment for 13 hours

A Seattle police SWAT team breached several doors in a Capitol Hill apartment Wednesday afternoon, ending a 13-hour standoff involving a King County sheriff’s deputy accused of assaulting his domestic …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

Inmate on leave kills 3 in Belgium, setting off terror probe

A knife-wielding prison inmate on a 48-hour leave stabbed two police officers Tuesday in the Belgian city of Liege, seized their service weapons and shot them and a bystander to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

Amazon’s decision to market a powerful face recognition tool to police is alarming privacy advocates, who say the tech giant’s reach could vastly accelerate a dystopian future in which camera-equipped …