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UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Jury clears bounty hunter for role in Spokane motel standoff

A bounty hunter was cleared of wrongdoing Monday after a nine-day trial over his role in apprehending two people at a Spokane motel in 2016.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed

A sentencing hearing for former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis – convicted in March of sexually assaulting another officer – was delayed Wednesday.

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Police locate vehicle that plunged into Spokane River; no one believed to be inside

Spokane police don’t think anyone is inside a car that plunged into the Spokane River Saturday near Mission Park.

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:51 p.m.

Before Ethics Commission, Condon denies dishonesty in Frank Straub ouster

In testimony Wednesday afternoon at City Hall, Spokane Mayor David Condon repeatedly said his reason for requesting Frank Straub’s resignation in September 2015 was prompted by letters from police brass …

UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:32 a.m.

Woman found dead at Spokane recycling plant had been estranged from family for years

A woman found dead at a Spokane recycling plant earlier this month had been isolated for years, according to her family.

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trial starts for bounty hunter accused of motel break-in to apprehend bail jumper

Trial began Tuesday for an Idaho bounty hunter accused of violently apprehending two people in a Spokane motel room in late 2016.

Witnesses say man killed himself playing Russian Roulette. His friends and family want more answers.

Spokane police are continuing to investigate a February shooting death near Chief Garry Park that was originally chalked up as an accident after a deadly game of Russian roulette.

UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Body found at Spokane recycling center leads police to home near Roosevelt Elementary School

Questions about a body discovered last week at a west Spokane recycling center have led police to a home on the lower South Hill.

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 6:39 a.m.

Spokane police say man shot, killed woman during domestic dispute

A 49-year-old man is suspected of killing a woman Saturday evening during a domestic dispute in their bedroom in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood.

UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

Body discovered Thursday at Spokane recycling facility was brought there by garbage truck

A body that was discovered Thursday in a Waste Management recycling center was transported there by a garbage truck, police said Monday.

UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Police investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

Police are investigating a domestic violence shooting in Spokane’s East Central neighborhood Saturday night.

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Footage released of knife-wielding man shot by police last year

Spokane police released body camera footage Thursday showing the nonfatal shooting of 30-year-old Terrence Wallette last year.

UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 3:48 p.m.

Oregon outlaw motorcycle club member charged with rape, kidnapping

A member of an Oregon outlaw motorcycle gang is facing accusations in Spokane of rape, kidnapping, and showing a young woman videos of him murdering people.

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Man falls through bathroom floor in ‘nuisance’ house in West Central neighborhood

As police arrived to drive out the occupants of a so-called “nuisance” house in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, a man fell through the bathroom floor and had to be rescued …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Elkfest appeals Spokane’s call to pay $4,500 for overtime cops at concert

Ahead of the annual free concert’s 14th edition, organizers of Elkfest in Browne’s Addition are balking at the city’s order they pay nearly $4,500 in salaries to police officers to …

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

Man suspected of robbing downtown Spokane bank arrested Thursday afternoon

A man suspected of robbing a downtown Spokane bank was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Man accused of harassing, extorting refugee family in Spokane

Accusations of extortion have been leveled against a former board member of the non-profit Refugee Connections who is accused of harassing a refugee family from Iraq.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Suspect identified in sexual assault case at a Starbucks in Spokane

A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Police officer cleared in December shooting of armed robbery suspect

A Spokane police officer who killed a robbery suspect last December was justified in using deadly force, the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday.

UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

Acquitted shooter Gail Gerlach’s daughter gets 13-day sentence for car theft

The journeyman plumber who shot and killed a man who attempted to steal his idling SUV five years ago said his daughter has long had a drug problem, and that …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Spokane police officer fired for violating department policies after assault charges are dropped

The Spokane Police Department has fired an officer who was arrested on domestic violence charges last year.

UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

Justice Department refuses to release report on its examination of Spokane Police Department

The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to release its report on the Spokane Police Department’s reforms after a public records request and appeal by The Spokesman-Review.

Police looking for suspect in stabbing outside House of Charity

Spokane police were searching for a suspect Monday afternoon after a man was stabbed in front of the House of Charity homeless shelter on West Pacific Avenue.

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Trial scheduled for bounty hunter involved in 2016 standoff at Spokane motel

A trial is scheduled for one of several bounty hunters accused of damaging a Spokane motel room while violently apprehending two people in September 2016.

UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

Eviction attempt leads to officer-involved shooting in Hillyard

An attempt by Spokane Police and Sheriff’s deputies to evict someone from a Hillyard apartment complex ended with one person shot and wounded Monday morning.

UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Spokane lawmakers say ‘Live PD’ ordinance won’t impede news gathering

The law requiring consent to broadcast images of people who come into contact with law enforcement won’t stop local news outlets from conducting their business, city lawmakers said. But the …

In wake of Ennis trial, city leaders say progress within police department is ongoing

Two days after a jury convicted a former police officer of rape, city leaders said there’s work to be done to reform the department.

UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis found guilty of rape in assault of another police officer

A jury on Wednesday found Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis guilty of sexually assaulting another police officer.

UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Ennis takes stand and tells jurors that sexual contact with young woman officer was consensual

Former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis testified in his own defense Tuesday that he did not sexually assault another police officer during a drunken party. He told jurors that the sexual …

Accused police officer to testify in his own rape trial defense

A former Spokane Police officer on trial for sexual assault intends to testify in his own defense Tuesday.