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Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shooting

Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, …


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 …


Police praise Wisconsin students for prank that was illusion

Police had praise for students who created an illusion for a senior class prank that appeared to show a car crashed into the principal’s office.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Area law enforcement remembers their fallen in Spokane ceremony

Spokane area law enforcement honors fallen officers at a ceremony Tuesday.


Michigan police department pulls photoshop prank to ‘reach the younger folk’

Police in Bath Township in Clark County, Michigan decided to poke fun at a slang term often aimed at police by giving their car a virtual makeover.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Idaho, Washington law enforcement to face off on the ice Friday

North Idaho law enforcement officers face off against Spokane’s lawmen in a Battle of the Badges hockey game Friday night.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:25 p.m.

Suspect wanted after downtown bank robbery

Police are searching for a man reported to have robbed a downtown bank Wednesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Community mourns Sacramento man killed by police at wake

Family, friends and strangers, some expressing anger and frustration, gathered in Sacramento on Wednesday for a public wake for 22-year-old Stephon Clark, an unarmed man shot by police in his …


Baton Rouge police officers won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Alton Sterling

Authorities in Louisiana said Tuesday that the Baton Rouge police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face criminal charges, a decision announced nearly two years …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Kosovo police expel Serb official amid surge in tensions

Kosovo police briefly detained and expelled a senior Serb official in a divided northern town as officers also fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday – an …


Israeli police question Netanyahu again in telecom case

Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant, one of a slew of …


Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Community members and activists are gathering at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.


Oregon sergeant, not chief, accused of unprofessional comments

Springfield police Chief Rick Lewis has been criticized for comments on the department’s Facebook page that he didn’t make.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Protesters sue Portland over clashes with police

Six activists filed lawsuits Thursday against the city of Portland, asserting they were roughed up by police at various protests.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Legislature narrowly OKs change to police deadly force law

Washington lawmakers have voted to make it easier to prosecute police who commit negligent or reckless shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Wounded officers released from hospital in wake of gunfire exchange at Sandpoint apartment

A soft, blue glow illuminated a portion of the Sandpoint Long Bridge on Tuesday night, a show of support for wounded Sandpoint police officers Eric Clark and Michael Hutter.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Deal on police deadly force law may violate Constitution

A compromise measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police who commit reckless or negligent shootings in Washington was in trouble Tuesday after lawmakers realized their plans might violate …