Stories tagged: Sheriff
Thu., July 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Sheriff asks for FBI investigation fatal shooting by deputy
A Washington sheriff’s is asking the FBI investigate a fatal shooting by one of his deputies.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Montana sheriff takes leave during assault case
The attorney for a Montana county sheriff charged with misdemeanor partner or family member assault says the sheriff will be taking personal leave while his case goes through the court …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Deputies testify against ex-sheriff in Oregon force case
Klamath County deputies have testified that former Sheriff Frank Skrah used excessive force against suspects who posed no threat.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Former Los Angeles County sheriff sentenced to 3 years in prison
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three years in prison, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 5 p.m.
Wisconsin Gov. Walker says he won’t remove sheriff over inmate’s dehydration death
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won’t remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.
Wed., March 15, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Former LA County sheriff guilty of obstructing FBI probe
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt and violent guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 9:59 a.m.
Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving
The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Snohomish County pays $14.3 million to man who lost legs in crash
Snohomish County will pay $14.3 million to a man who lost his legs after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly ran a stop sign in Everett and struck him last year.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Hugh O’Brian, TV’s Wyatt Earp, dies at 91
Hugh O’Brian, who shot to fame as Sheriff Wyatt Earp in what was hailed as television’s first adult Western, has died. He was 91.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Washington sheriff critically injured in motorcycle crash, flown to Coeur d’Alene
The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state says Sheriff John Snaza has been critically hurt in a motorcycle crash in Montana.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Ex-Los Angeles sheriff opts for trial in corruption case
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his guilty plea Monday to lying about efforts to thwart an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails he ran, saying he …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
Ex-sheriff’s corporal admits choking deputy
A Washington County Sheriff’s Office corporal who was fired last year over domestic violence allegations has pleaded guilty to choking a fellow employee.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner new police chief
Spokane Valley City officials announced Tuesday that Capt. Mark Werner will be the city’s next police chief.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Mark Werner named new Spokane Valley police chief
Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner as new police chief.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 8:29 a.m.
Ammon Bundy defends Oregon sheriff in jailhouse recording
Ammon Bundy has come to the defense of a sheriff who is under investigation for his actions during the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in southeast Oregon.
Sun., March 13, 2016
Gary Crooks: Want to elect police chief?
Would you rather keep the current way of hiring a police chief, or would you rather the position be subject to direct election?
Fri., March 4, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Oregon sheriff’s sergeant accused of lewd conduct with Idaho boy
Authorities say a sheriff’s sergeant from suburban Portland has been arrested on accusations of sexual misconduct involving a teenager in Meridian, Idaho.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Spokane Valley council looking to create separate police oversight board
Spokane Valley is beginning a discussion of a Valley-only police oversight committee.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom
A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor was fired on Wednesday. The sheriff called his actions “unacceptable,” and …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Deputy’s firing challenged
A dispute over the firing of a Spokane County deputy caught having sex on duty has increased tensions between Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and his force. The Spokane County Deputy Sheriffs …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
Sheriff eyes arbitration law
Determined to rid his agency of a handful of rogue law enforcement officers and restore public trust in law enforcement, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is asking state lawmakers to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2012, 11:53 a.m.
N. Idaho sheriff candidate hosts cross burning
SANDPOINT — A white power activist campaigning to be the next sheriff of Bonner County hosted a cross burning last week with fellow members of the Idaho Ku Klux Klan.
Mon., March 19, 2012, 6:47 a.m.
N. Idaho white supremacist runs for county sheriff
SANDPOINT, Idaho — A white supremacist in North Idaho wants to be the next Bonner County sheriff, saying federal overreach motivated him to run for the office.
Wed., June 1, 2011
Sheriff argues for supplies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave county commissioners a $372,631 list of equipment and software Tuesday that he’d like to buy with county reserves. Commissioners took no action, but agreed to discuss …
Wed., May 18, 2011
‘Motor tracks’ rules proposed
New restrictions could be coming on the use of motorcycles, ATVs and other off-road vehicles on private property. The Spokane County Planning Commission will take testimony next Thursday, May 26, …
Tue., March 22, 2011
Kootenai County sheriff won’t seek re-election
Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson will not seek re-election next year and will leave office after serving a total of 17 years. Watson was sheriff for one four-year term in …
Sat., May 15, 2010
Former sheriff says he won’t challenge Knezovich for job
Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced Friday that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich. Sterk declared earlier this month that he was considering a run, but he concluded there …
Fri., May 14, 2010, 7:46 p.m.
Former Sheriff Sterk won’t challenge Knezovich
Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced today that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich.
Wed., May 5, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Sterk mulls run for sheriff
Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2009
County testing ‘reverse 911’
Testing of a new “reverse 911” emergency notification system is taking place this week in Spokane County, as officials get ready to put the alert technology online next month. Test …