Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Search continues for South Hill homicide suspect; victim identified as apartment co-owner
The search for a murder suspect who successfully evaded a city-wide police manhunt continued Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 11:15 p.m.
Spokane police searching for homicide suspect following Tuesday shooting on lower South Hill
Spokane police are searching for a woman suspected of shooting and killing one person and injuring another Tuesday on the lower South Hill.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Spokane police arrest suspected North Central mail thief
Police arrested a woman Saturday suspected of mail theft in Spokane’s North Central neighborhood.
Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl has defied the fears of his critics to become a model leader
If Craig Meidl’s first 13 months as police chief are any indication, he has done more than rise above the lowest expectations of his doubters. He’s acting like the kind …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:52 p.m.
Law enforcement, kids take a spin through the toy aisles at annual Holidays and Heroes event
About 100 children in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene region were chauffeured around area shopping centers at this year’s Holidays and Heroes event.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Court docs: Spokane police officer accused of assaulting girlfriend had history of domestic violence
The girlfriend of a Spokane Police Officer charged with assault alleges the officer had a history of abuse, including at one point passing a firearm across a table and telling …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane loses out on federal grant that would have paid for some new police next year
The Justice Department announced this week that the Spokane Police Department was not among the 179 law enforcement agencies in the country receiving a federal grant to bolster hiring. Officials …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
Mayor, police chief lament lack of Justice Department report on police reforms, tout work in the department
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday his appeal earlier this fall to the Trump administration to release a report highlighting the Spokane Police Department’s reform efforts sought to highlight the city’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Man injured in north Spokane while illegally crossing the street
A man is suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries after police say he was jaywalking through an intersection in north Spokane Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Police searching for two people accused of robbing convenience store in northeast Spokane
Police are looking for a man and a woman suspected of robbing a convenience store early Wednesday morning.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Prosecutors won’t file charges against Spokane police officer suspected of domestic violence
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against a Spokane police officer suspected of assaulting his wife.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy
Spokane, unlike other municipalities, is vague in its application of less-than-lethal tactics as laid out in the police department’s Use of Force Policy, Logue said. Specifically, there’s little clarity in …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Man suspected of intentionally ramming cars and a business in north Spokane arrested Wednesday night
Police say a man who was under the influence of drugs intentionally rammed into vehicles and a building in a parking lot in north Spokane.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Police detention of immigrant leads to civil rights lawsuit against Spokane
A man who claims he was the victim of civil immigration enforcement at the hands of a Spokane police officer is suing the officer and the city of Spokane alleging …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Spokane police negotiate with stabbing suspect for over a half hour Sunday
A stabbing suspect holed up in a bathroom refused to surrender to police Sunday evening.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Police investigating body found near WSU’s Spokane campus
A body was discovered Wednesday morning near Washington State University’s Spokane campus.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Black Lives Matter protest unfolds after white supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crime
A Black Lives Matter protest began in the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday morning after two white men accused of hates crimes pleaded not guilty.
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Hiker finds body along riverbank in Bowl and Pitcher area
A hiker came across a dead body Monday afternoon in the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park. Spokane police said the case is being treated as an unattended …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Man drives front-loader into ATM in north Spokane, escapes without money
A man slammed a front-loader into a drive-thru ATM in north Spokane early Monday in an apparent attempt to steal money.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Investigation underway after homemade bomb discovered outside Lewiston hotel
Authorities are looking for a person responsible for leaving a bomb outside of a hotel in Lewiston, Idaho Saturday afternoon.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Domestic Violence Action Month draws attention to underreported problem
The first time Aida Ortiz expressed concerns about her marriage, her mostly Catholic family encouraged her to keep it together. But her husband’s fits of rage became more frequent, and …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Assault victim recounts alleged attack by white supremacist in Spokane: ‘He’s gonna kill me’
Since leaving North Carolina in 1968, Norris Cooley never thought his life would be in danger because of the color of his skin – until a man with a “white …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Police identify officers who shot and killed a man at Shadle Center Walmart
The Spokane Police Department has released the names of the three officers involved in a shooting that killed a man in the parking lot of the Shadle Center Walmart on …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Community leaders denounce racism and violence following Sunday hate crime
In response to a violent hate crime Sunday in north Spokane, prominent community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to denounce racism and hate.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Police make hate crime arrest after ‘skinhead’ suspected of punching black man and shooting his house
A 66-year-old black man was the victim of a seemingly random hate crime Sunday evening
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Suspect’s account fails to line up with court affidavit in fatal auto-pedestrian crash in northeast Spokane
Moments after striking three people with her car in a Safeway parking lot, 24-year-old Brittney Moen walked through the store and into the bathroom.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane Police will add suppressors to rifles, citing concerns about hearing damage
Outfitting the agency’s 181 service rifles with suppressors is intended to protect officers and the public from the potential hearing damage if shots are fired, the department says.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Spokane Police investigates reported cop impersonators
Two white males who appeared to be in their 50s and 30s dressed as officers and entered a home at the 4600 block of North Addison Street, one using a …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
No charges for officers who shot, killed man on South Hill
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has elected not to file charges against two officers who shot and killed a man on Spokane’s South Hill in July while responding to a …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office recommends three domestic violence charges against Spokane police officer
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending that prosecutors to refile a charge of domestic violence assault against a Spokane police officer in a case that was dismissed in July.