Stories tagged: Scott Stephens
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014, 12:31 P.M.
Meidl steps down as assistant chief
Spokane’s assistant police chief has stepped down from his position.
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013
Chief: Department didn’t sell Stephens submachine gun
The Spokane Police Department is denying that it sold a submachine gun to former Assistant Chief Scott Stephens, despite its own internal affairs investigation saying Stephens’ possession of the SWAT-style …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Police officers feared Scott Stephens’ intent
When fellow police officers heard Assistant Chief Scott Stephens say he wanted to “go home and get a rifle” after hearing of his impending demotion last December, they feared it …
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
City settles with Stephens
Spokane taxpayers would pay Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens $190,000 under a settlement announced Friday in which he would leave the department after he was singled out for demotion and …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013, 3:06 P.M.
Former police chief will get $190,000 to resign
The city of Spokane will pay former interim Police Chief Scott Stephens $190,000 to leave the department under a deal reached this week.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
Vestal: Stephens’ demotion puts police at crossroads again
Will the Scott Stephens debacle take us to a new ring of hell with regard to the city and the cops? Will it carry us from the age of the …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, 3:28 P.M.
Lawyer: City wrongly feared Assistant Chief Stephens posed workplace threat
The decision to place Assistant Spokane Police Chief Scott Stephens on paid administrative leave more than two months ago was based on erroneous assertions that he’d become so upset over …
TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
Independent investigator hired in Stephens inquiry
Ten weeks after placing assistant Spokane police Chief Scott Stephens on paid leave, city leaders say they will start an investigation into the “circumstances” that led to his removal from …
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013, 4:55 P.M.
City to investigate circumstances of Scott Stephens’ administrative leave
The city of Spokane has hired a retired federal judge to investigate why Spokane’s former interim police chief was placed on paid administrative leave. Lt. Scott Stephens was put on …
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013
Ex-police chief Stephens still on paid leave
More than a month after the city’s new police chief placed the man he replaced on paid administrative leave, the public still has not been given an explanation for the …
SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013
Doug Clark: Trust zapped by Operation Lips-Zipped
For the record, I have no interest in the list of individuals whose credit card charges were on file at any of the eight supposed houses of happy endings that …
SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013
Former interim Spokane police chief placed on leave
News of a Spokane Police Department shake-up surprised Spokane city leaders. Officials have yet to release much information about what led police Chief Frank Straub to place the former interim …
SATURDAY, JAN. 5, 2013, 8:35 P.M.
City leaders surprised by Spokane Police Department shake up
News of a Spokane Police Department shake-up surprised Spokane city leaders.
FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013, 8:52 P.M.
Former interim police chief on administrative leave
Spokane’s former interim police Chief Scott Stephens is on indefinite administrative leave.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22, 2012
Police face reorganization
The Spokane Police Department, hoping to restore public confidence, will embark on a major reorganization next month designed to make existing resources more efficient at achieving the ultimate goal of …
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
Officer took gun safety class before daughter shot herself
Two weeks before Spokane police Officer Barry O’Connell’s daughter accidently shot herself Easter Sunday with her father’s department-issued pistol, O’Connell had completed a gun safety refresher course stressing the importance …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012
Officers cleared in every case of excessive force since 2007
Internal affairs investigators for the Spokane Police Department have sided with officers accused of brutality and excessive force in every single complaint filed by citizens over the past five years, …
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
Officer to serve three-week suspension
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will serve a three-week unpaid suspension following an internal investigation. Officer Barry …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012, 3:25 P.M.
Officer suspended for daughter’s shooting
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will be suspended for three weeks wihout pay following an internal investigation.
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012, 5:04 P.M.
Condon picks four finalists for police chief
Spokane Mayor David Condon has selected four finalists he’s considering to be the city’s next police chief.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Chief OKs conduct probe
A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the ombudsman about how a police misconduct allegation should be investigated has been resolved after witnesses came forward with new information. …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
Police testing body cameras
If city leaders want body cameras to become a standard part of the Spokane Police Department uniform, they’ll have to first work through what the city’s top cop says could …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
SPD needs new tack to earn citizenry’s trust
We’re in the “show me” phase of the city’s relationship with the police department. So it’s a problem that the interim chief seems to think we’re still in “trust us” …
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
Mayor eyes ‘metro’ model
Spokane Mayor David Condon said Friday that the Lilac City’s next police chief will not come from the ranks of the Spokane Police Department and indicated that he favors consolidating …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012, 1:06 P.M.
Mayor seeks outside candidate for next police chief
Spokane Mayor David Condon announced today that Interim Police Chief Scott Stephens is no longer being considered a candidate for chief and that he will not accept applications from within …
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
Otto Zehm case: Police chief says ‘mistakes made’
For the first time, a high-ranking Spokane police official has publicly acknowledged that the department made troubling mistakes while investigating the 2006 confrontation that killed Otto Zehm. Interim Chief Scott …
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012, 3:11 P.M.
Police chief acknowleges mistakes in Zehm investigation
For the first time, a high-ranking Spokane police official has publicly acknowledged that the department made troubling mistakes while investigating the 2006 confrontation that killed Otto Zehm. In his most …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
Police pinpoint crime calls
A day after Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich declared war on property crimes, the Spokane Police Department sent out a news release highlighting a previously announced initiative designed to combat …
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
Property crimes frustrate sheriff
Flanked by a woman whose three daughters hid in the basement last week as a burglar ransacked their home, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced he’s fed up with prolific …
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012
Police ‘expectations’ accentuate positive
The five guidelines that defined the administration of former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick are history. Interim police Chief Scott Stephens told the city’s Use of Force Commission Thursday that …