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  • Developer Harlan Douglass pleads guilty to assault

    Spokane developer Harlan Douglass will serve no additional jail time for slapping an opposing lawyer during a heated civil suit last spring.


  • Accused shooter tried to give victim medical aid

    Edward Bushnell, the man accused of fatally shooting another man Tuesday in East Central Spokane, attempted to provide medical aid to the victim, according to new court documents. Bushnell, 27, …


  • East Central shooter attempted to provide aid to victim

    Edward Bushnell, the man accused of fatally shooting another man Tuesday in East Central Spokane, attempted to provide medical aid to the victim, according to new court documents.


  • Guilty plea entered in woman’s strangling

    In a surprise move, Tony T. Callihan pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday, accepting a sentence of 20 years in prison. Callihan, 40, was accused of strangling his girlfriend, 48-year-old …


  • Spokane police officer arrested on armed burglary charge

    A Spokane police officer was arrested by officers of his own department Tuesday night after he allegedly forced open the front door of his girlfriend’s house during an argument. Officer …


  • Jury acquits sheriff’s deputy of insurance fraud

    Jurors threw out two counts of criminal insurance fraud against Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Jeske this afternoon.


  • Spokane officer subject of inquiry resigns from force

    A Spokane police officer under internal investigation resigned Tuesday, the same day the investigation into allegations that he stalked and harassed a woman was turned over to prosecutors to determine …


  • Restitution ruling to get new look

    A judge who suggested a swindler could afford to pay more in restitution if he stopped renting a home on 40 acres, gave up cable and quit tithing will have …


  • Swindler’s disputed rent wins new look

    A judge who suggested a swindler could afford to pay more in restitution if he stopped renting a home on 40 acres, gave up cable and quit tithing will have …


  • Fuentes cleared in 2011 killing

    A Spokane jury acquitted a gang member Monday of second-degree murder and two other charges that would have resulted in a prison term of life without the possibility of parole. …


  • Prosecutor compiling list of discredited officers

    Spokane law enforcement officials for the first time are compiling a list of officers and deputies who have a record of lying or who have been discredited while doing their …


  • Ex-deputy sentenced for HUD fraud

    A former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to serve a month in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal program that allows law enforcement officers …


  • Second officer under investigation in Zehm case identified

    With the excessive force trial of a Spokane police officer less than a month away, the identity of a second officer under active federal investigation in connection with the fatal …


  • Charge against detective dropped

    The case against former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey has essentially been dropped after a jury deadlocked Wednesday on an obstruction charge and the prosecutor said he won’t pursue a …


  • Officer under federal investigation in Zehm case identified

    With the excessive force trial of a Spokane Police officer less than a month away, the identity of a second officer under active federal investigation in connection with the fatal …


  • Ex-detective’s trial sent to jury

    Former Spokane police detective Jeff Harvey testified in his own defense Tuesday that a state wildlife officer lied to justify a charge of obstruction, possibly to help the arresting officer’s …


  • Obstruction trial for ex-police detective opens

    The obstruction of justice trial began Monday against embattled former Spokane police detective Jeff Harvey. Harvey was fired this year after being charged with a gross misdemeanor following a confrontation …


  • Mistrial declared after surprise testimony

    A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Spokane Valley man who was facing up to 50 years in prison over an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend …


  • Mistrial declared in attempted murder case

    A judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Spokane Valley man who was facing up to 50 years in prison following an attack on his ex-girlfriend and …


  • Ex-lover on trial for attempted murder, drive-by shooting

    The criminal trial began Tuesday for a Spokane Valley man facing a list of charges, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder, in a case the prosecution presented as an …


  • Civil suit dismissed against former officer in shooting

    Former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, who was exonerated two years ago of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man, now will avoid any civil responsibility …


  • Civil suit against former SPD officer dismissed

    Former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen won’t face any civil penalties for shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the head in 2007. U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea …


  • Second officer faces charges in Zehm case

    A second Spokane police officer has received a letter indicating that federal prosecutors intend to seek further charges in connection with the Otto Zehm investigation. Spokane attorney Rob Cossey said …


  • City out of shooting case

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the city of Spokane will not pay any civil penalties levied against former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, who shot Shonto Pete in …


  • Spokane removed from Shonto Pete lawsuit

    A federal judge ruled this morning that the city of Spokane will not be on the hook if a civil suit proceeds against former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, …


  • Officer cleared by jury

    A decorated, 15-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department was acquitted by a jury of charges that he kicked a handcuffed suspect in the face. But Officer Rob Boothe, one …


  • Jury acquits Spokane officer

    A six-person jury has acquitted Spokane police Officer Rob Boothe. He was charged with fourth-degree assault after two officers reported seeing him kick a handcuffed suspect in the face who …


  • Police trial wraps up today

    A trial is expected to conclude today that involves a criminal charge and disagreement within the ranks of the Spokane Police Department. A jury is being asked to convict Officer …


  • Olsen flashed badge to try to see judge

    The Spokane Police Department’s internal investigation into former Officer Jay Olsen shows that officials could have charged him with a crime a year before his trial, because he tried to …


  • Resident says Pete had a ‘sheer look of terror’

    The young man pounding on his door at 3:30 a.m. with blood streaming from a head wound was “absolutely petrified,” a former Peaceful Valley resident told a Spokane jury Tuesday.


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