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UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Ryan Holyk’s family reaches $1 million settlement in civil suit

The family of Ryan Holyk has reached a $1 million settlement with Spokane County a week before their wrongful death lawsuit was set to go to trial.


Spokane County prosecutor declines for a second time to file charges in Ryan Holyk case

No criminal charges will be filed against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy who is believed to have struck and killed 15-year-old cyclist Ryan Holyk more than two years ago.


Investigation reopened in death of bicyclist Ryan Holyk

The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, which investigates officer involved shootings and other cases of potential misconduct, has reopened its investigation into the death of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk two years …


Shawn Vestal: In Holyk case, scientist’s testimony doesn’t square with investigators’ statements

What was said publicly about how a teenager’s DNA came to be on the bumper of a deputy’s cruiser doesn’t square with what the scientist who tested the DNA told …


New evidence shows Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit teenage bicyclist in 2014

New evidence shows that a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy hit a teenage bicyclist in Spokane Valley in 2014, contradicting the findings of multiple previous investigations into the incident.


Deputy did not strike cyclist Ryan Holyk, investigation concludes

A review board came to the same conclusion as numerous previous analyses of the death of a 15-year-old bicyclist in Spokane Valley - that a sheriff’s deputy did not hit …


Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says

Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department …


Shawn Vestal: Video expert from Zehm case was wrong pick for review of bike incident

When police officers investigating the death of a teenager killed in an encounter with a speeding Spokane County deputy needed an expert to analyze video footage, they made an unusual …


Report: Teen’s DNA on patrol car likely from skin

A Spokane Police Department report indicates the DNA of the teenage bicyclist found on the bumper of a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office patrol car’s bumper did not come from blood …


DNA of bicyclist found on patrol car’s bumper

A teenage bicyclist’s DNA was found on the bumper of a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office patrol car even though investigations have found that a deputy did not hit the boy …


Holyk’s DNA found on patrol car; Sheriff denies that deputy hit bicyclist

A teenage bicyclist’s DNA was found on the bumper of a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office patrol car even though investigations have found that a deputy did not hit the boy …


Deputy investigated for fatal bike crash will keep job

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who sped through Spokane Valley last year without his lights or sirens activated, narrowly missing a teenage bicyclist, was given a written reprimand for violating …


Sheriff finds deputy violated policy in case tied to fatal Valley bicycle crash

Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has determined that a deputy violated department policies last year by speeding through Spokane Valley without his lights or sirens activated and narrowly missing a teen …


Family of teen who died in crash demands activist stop using boy’s name, photo

The family of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk, who was killed in an incident involving a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last year, has demanded that a local motorcycle club stop using their …


Protest targeting patrol cars draws warning from sheriff

A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …


Sheriff warns bikers against hurling volleyballs at police cars

A protest group’s plans to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement coverup in the death of a Spokane Valley …


Family of teen killed in bike crash sues Sheriff’s Office

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …


Family of teen bicyclist who died after incident with speeding deputy files lawsuit

The family of a teen bicyclist who died last year in an incident involving a speeding deputy on Sprague Avenue in Spokane Valley is disputing the conclusion of a law …


No charges for deputy in young cyclist’s fatal crash

Three separate investigations into the death of a 15-year-old bicyclist last May in Spokane Valley have determined that a speeding patrol car driven by a sheriff’s deputy did not strike …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 30, 2015, 10:21 p.m.

Investigation shows deputy did not strike teenage bicyclist who died

Three separate investigations into a May bicycling fatality have determined that the patrol car driven by Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Joe Bodman did not strike 15-year-old bicyclist Ryan Holyk, according …


Police complete investigation of deputy vs. bicycle crash

Spokane Police said Thursday they have finished their investigation of the bicycle vs. deputy crash that left a 15-year-old dead in June.


Hundreds hold vigil for bicyclist Ryan Holyk

According to his friends, 15-year-old Ryan Holyk was the best friend everyone wants to have: caring, considerate and always trying to cheer people up and make them laugh. Sabrina Flores, …


Teen bicyclist hit by patrol car dies

The 15-year-old cyclist struck by a Spokane Valley police officer died Wednesday at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the hospital confirmed.


Teen remains in critical condition after collision

A 15-year-old boy remained in critical condition Saturday evening, a day after he was struck on his bicycle by a Spokane Valley police officer heading to another scene. Ryan Holyk …