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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Spokane County drops rape charges against all members of Polish death metal band Decapitated

Prosecutors have elected to drop rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated, ensuring their eventual return to their home country of Poland …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved

A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …


Deputy Spokane County prosecutor resigns with no explanation

Thursday was the last day on the job for Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Joe Kuhlman, who resigned. But nobody is saying why.


Spokane County prosecutor announces tougher approach to DUI sentences

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said Wednesday that his office will be cracking down on people charged with driving under the influence, even first time offenders.


Police, Spokane County Jail staff won’t be charged in May death

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not file criminal charges against the police and jail staff who handled Lorenzo Hayes, 37, on the day he died in May.


Spokane Police change policy on review of lethal force; release body cam video in Hillyard shooting

Body camera videos of two SPD officers who fired on 37-year-old Jason M. Smith during a domestic dispute in October show a bloody and chaotic scene. The Police Department released …


Prosecutor drops charges against men accused of assaulting transgender woman

Charges against two men accused of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery earlier this year were dropped last week due to insufficient evidence.


UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2015, 11:14 a.m.

Haskell: No comment on Richard Aguirre leak accusations

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell said his office will not be releasing the details that led one of his deputies to accuse law enforcement in Central Washington of leaking information …


Prosecutor: Officer justified in shooting at hospitalized inmate

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell ruled Tuesday that a Spokane County detention officer was justified in shooting at a fleeing jail inmate inside Deaconess Hospital in July. Detention Officer Sandy …


Shawn Vestal: Coroner would help clear air about police shootings

Seven years ago, Prosecutor Steve Tucker had an interesting idea. Tucker was coming under criticism at the time for his office’s slow handling of its review of the Otto Zehm …


Spokane child molestation suspect arrested in Republic of Georgia

A global search led the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Republic of Georgia, where they found a Spokane man wanted on felony charges of child molestation.


Clark: Tucker made right call in a sad case

So the verdict is finally in. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will NOT charge the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly Spokane Valley pastor last August.


Spokane County prosecutor race

The shooting of a pastor in Spokane Valley has dominated the discussion of the race for Spokane County prosecutor after incumbent Steve Tucker survived a challenge by two other Republicans …


Editorial: Bugbee has skills to lead prosecutors

In 2006, with the Otto Zehm controversy raging, The Spokesman-Review gave Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tucker a tepid endorsement because his opponents were so weak. This time the field …


Spokane County prosecutor candidates, issues

To allow readers to compare and contrast the five candidates for Spokane County prosecutor, The Spokesman-Review asked the candidates the same three questions.


Four seek to unseat prosecutor

When defense attorney Chris Bugbee addressed a room full of Republicans in June, he told them that he not only intends to defeat incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, Bugbee …


Sheriff’s ‘support’ falls in gray area

A testament to the popularity of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich may be the level to which candidates for Spokane County prosecutor are seeking his support. The situation came to …


Tucker, Bugbee get split endorsement

The Republicans of Spokane County came to a split decision following an election forum earlier this week: The group endorsed both incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and challenger Chris …


Police guild endorses Tucker rival

The Spokane Police Guild has endorsed attorney Chris Bugbee in his bid to unseat his former boss, Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker.


Second ex-deputy vies to oust prosecutor

Steve Tucker has a new challenger in the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Chris Bugbee, a 42-year-old Republican who worked six years as a deputy prosecutor, announced his bid Wednesday …


Third challenger enters Spokane prosecutor’s race

Steve Tucker has a new challenger in the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Chris Bugbee, a 42-year-old Republican who worked six years as a deputy prosecutor, has announced his bid …


Memo on legal work in RPS case surfaces

A lawyer with the state attorney general’s office who provided a legal review of an investigation into a fatal 2006 River Park Square garage crash believed his review was being …


Prosecutors’ spat a delightful study in self-defeat

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker has axed his political rival and deputy prosecutor, Dave Stevens. Nice knowing you, Dave.


Spokane prosecutor says firing ‘a management decision’

Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker fired one of his election rivals Wednesday in a move his opponent immediately labeled political retaliation.


Deputy prosecutor vying for boss’s job put on paid leave

A Spokane County deputy prosecutor who announced this week that he’s running for his boss’ job has been placed on paid leave and faces possible discipline.


Tucker deputy wants top job

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens announced Thursday that he’ll challenge his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker, in the August primary. Both Tucker and Stevens are Republicans, and the battle already …