Stories tagged: Scott Creach
Wed., Sept. 2, 2015
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 …
Sun., July 19, 2015
County grants Knezovich request to allow unmarked patrol cars
At the request of the sheriff, Spokane County commissioners last week passed an ordinance authorizing the use of unmarked patrol cars, amid statewide controversy about the practice. Spokane County Sheriff …
Wed., July 10, 2013
County OKs settlement in Creach death
Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a $2 million settlement with the family of Wayne Scott Creach, a Spokane Valley nursery owner and pastor shot to death in …
Sat., June 22, 2013
County settles Creach case
The family of a Spokane Valley pastor shot to death after a confrontation with a deputy sheriff in 2010 will receive $2 million. The settlement was reached Friday after U.S. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013
Creach civil case can move to trial
A civil suit against a sheriff’s deputy in the 2010 shooting death of a Spokane Valley pastor has enough evidence to warrant a jury trial, a federal judge has ruled. …
Thu., July 7, 2011, 4:29 p.m.
Sheriff’s office releases Creach shooting investigation
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office posted a redacted version of the investigation into the shooting of Wayne Scott Creach by Deputy Brian Hirzel online.
Thu., June 23, 2011
Deputy cleared in Creach shooting
The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor last year will face no disciplinary action over the fatal encounter. Deputy Brian Hirzel followed all departmental policies …
Wed., May 11, 2011, 1:50 p.m.
Pastor’s family seeks limits on unmarked police cars
The family of a Spokane Valley pastor killed in a police confrontation outside his home called on Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich today to voluntarily prohibit the parking of unmarked patrol cars …
Wed., May 11, 2011
Unmarked police cars targeted
Two lawmakers from Spokane Valley want to bar law enforcement officers from parking unmarked police cars on private property for routine matters. The legislation, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Matt …
Thu., April 28, 2011
Panels find Creach shooting reasonable
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel acted “in a reasonable manner” when he fatally shot a 74-year-old pastor last summer in Spokane Valley, two departmental reviews have concluded. “Deputy Brian …
Wed., April 27, 2011, 1:58 p.m.
Sheriff’s panels say pastor’s shooting was ‘reasonable’
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel acted “in a reasonable manner” when he fatally shot a 74-year-old pastor last summer in Spokane Valley, two departmental reviews have concluded.
Thu., April 14, 2011
Mayor Towey: City’s health is good
Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey gave the first of four planned State of the City speeches Monday night to a crowd of about 50 people in Valley Fourth Memorial Church. …
Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Deputy won’t face charges in shooting
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy won’t face criminal charges in the shooting death of a 74-year-old Spokane Valley pastor, a decision Prosecutor Steve Tucker says came down to this …
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, 12:23 p.m.
Deputy won’t be charged in shooting death of pastor
Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has decided not to file criminal charges against the deputy who shot 74-year-old pastor Wayne Scott Creach during a confrontation last August in Spokane Valley.
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
Creach interred near childhood home in Oklahoma
Wayne Scott Creach was laid to rest Thursday on a hillside cemetery in a plot that overlooks the tiny Oklahoma town and nearby farm where the pastor and Spokane Valley …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010, 7:07 a.m.
Deputy’s approved vacation stalls interview about shooting
The interview that could explain why a deputy shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor will come Friday morning – after the deputy returns from a weeklong vacation approved by …
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010, 9 a.m.
Son offers insight into pastor’s fatal encounter
Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach and his wife had a prearranged system for when the business owner encountered trespassers on the couple’s sprawling nursery and greenhouse complex in Spokane …
Fri., Aug. 27, 2010
Valley officer kills pastor at nursery
A pastor and widely recognized Spokane Valley businessman, concerned that a prowler was on his property late Wednesday, got out of bed, apparently armed himself with a pistol and headed …