Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Spokane-area officer-involved fatalities rose in 2013
Five men died last year at the hands of Spokane-area law enforcement, in actions ruled justified by prosecutors, after just a single fatal officer-involved incident the year before. Comparing Spokane …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Man arrested in South Hill fatal shooting
The lawlessness, big money and complex business dealings of the North Dakota oil fields likely prompted the shooting death of a South Hill man in his home last month, according …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Police hiring is cause for sigh of relief
We need more cops. The heartening news is that we’re actually getting them.
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Rash of crimes in Spokane mars new year
For the second year in a row, Spokane detectives were kept on their toes by a string of post-New Year’s crime, which this year left one man shot dead, his …
Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, 3:58 p.m.
Police searching for bank robbers
The Spokane Police Department has released a photo of a suspect in a robbery at a Washington Trust Bank branch this morning. Three people, described as black males in their …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
Man accused of stealing pizza at gunpoint is jailed
Spokane Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Domino’s Pizza deliveryman at gunpoint early on Dec. 23.
Mon., Dec. 30, 2013, 7:45 a.m.
Spokane man shoots himself while riding bike
SPOKANE — A Spokane man has shot himself in the hand while riding a bike. Spokane Police told KHQ-TV no one else was injured in the Monday morning incident. The …
Wed., Dec. 25, 2013
Attempted burglary suspect arrested after falling off roof
A barrage of taunts directed at police by a would-be burglar trying to elude capture by crawling onto the icy roof of his Spokane home ended in a tumble and …
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Police training in crisis intervention paying off
The man on the Monroe Street Bridge railing waved his arms. He shouted and gestured at the police officers trying to talk him down. He stripped off his coat. He …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
K-9s, handlers graduate from training
Sheriff’s dog Deacon lays close to the ground, ready to pounce. His eyes train on the “bad guy,” who stands several yards away. It only takes a few words from …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2013, 9:11 a.m.
Intruder kills resident in South Hill home
Spokane police were searching Sunday night for a man who broke into a South Hill home and fatally shot a resident. Police did not identify the man who died. Spokane …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Doug Clark: Ombudsman Lite still lacking in flavor
It’s a big moment at City Hall on Monday night as members of the Spokane City Council plan to vote on Mayor David Condon’s proposed ordinance about independent police oversight. …
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013
Spokane police oversight, contract on council’s agenda
Spokane City Council members will have a full plate of issues as they convene their last meeting of the year on Monday. Mayor David Condon’s proposal to give broader investigative …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2013, 3:50 p.m.
Courthouse open again after suspicous package report
A package that was reported by security personnel at the Thomas S. Foley Courthouse downtown was not found to be a threat, the FBI reported Thursday afternoon.
Thu., Dec. 12, 2013
Spokane police course focuses on mental health crisis
A man with a history of mental illness is allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s apartment at all hours of the day, stealing items and causing a headache for the landlord. …
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013, 11:43 a.m.
Suspect arrested in alleged downtown shooting attempt
Spokane Police said they arrested a 29-year-old man who fired a shotgun at two passengers in a car behind the Red Lion Tavern in downtown Spokane on Monday. The man …
Thu., Dec. 5, 2013
Spokane mayor, chief rally behind ombudsman proposal
Mayor David Condon and police Chief Frank Straub continued their pitch Wednesday for an independent oversight plan they say would make Spokane a regional model in law enforcement transparency. But …
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 4:47 p.m.
Spokane police officer with three past suspensions placed on administrative leave
A Spokane police officer previously suspended three times for misconduct has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013, 5:51 p.m.
Police identify suspect in two bank robberies
Spokane police have identified the suspect in two bank robberies earlier this month.
Wed., Nov. 13, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Strong Spokane council blasts mayor’s weak arguments for police deal
Welcome to the strong council system of government. The Spokane City Council acted quickly and without equivocation Monday in rejecting the mayor’s failed effort at negotiating an acceptable contract with …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013
Spokane Police Guild approves contract with city
A tentative labor contract for the Spokane police union appears dead on arrival in City Council chambers because it fails to embrace the recent voter-approved mandate about investigating officer wrongdoing. …
Sat., Nov. 2, 2013
Texting while walking puts teens at risk
It’s a typical afternoon scene at Lewis and Clark High School: Teenagers pour out of the doors as the final bell rings, stuff headphones in their ears, shoot off a …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, 3:02 p.m.
Police Guild approves tentative contract
The Spokane Police Guild has approved a tentative contract with the city that calls for 8 percent in salary increases over four years, plus retroactive pay dating to the expiration …
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
Charges recommended in 1990 Spokane prostitute killings
It’s been 23 years since the bodies of three Spokane prostitutes were found shot to death near the Spokane River. But on Thursday, the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Spokane Police Department to open two new precincts
The Spokane Police Department will open two new precincts by the end of the year, police Chief Frank Straub said Monday. The announcement brings the department closer to a community …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2013
Tracking device alerted police to relationship between officer, suspected burglar
A tracking device placed on a car as part of a burglary investigation is how authorities uncovered an intimate relationship between a Spokane police officer and a suspected burglar, according …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2013, 10:21 a.m.
Woman, two children hit by car; one killed, two seriously injured
A woman and two young children were badly injured when they were hit by a car on North Monroe Street on Friday evening. The woman and children were crossing Monroe …
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Spokane tries to streamline graffiti reporting, enforcement
Amanda Rosler is not easily deterred. With volunteers from Gateway Church she has taken on the graffiti problem in Hillyard. The group goes house to house, knocks on doors and …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Spokane police oversight will only happen with pressure from you
OK, just for the record. All seven members of the Spokane City Council have supported, in principle, the need for independent, investigatory oversight of the Police Department, and opposed any …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Hillyard shooting leaves one man dead
A deal for drugs, electronics and sex turned deadly in Hillyard late Tuesday night. Police say Brandon Compogno died of a gunshot wound at 2418 E. Empire Ave. after he …