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  • Spokane murder suspect, victim were aspiring rap artists

    A 21-year-old man shot to death at a Spokane hotel early Sunday tried to intervene in a fight when he was shot in the chest by a man his friends …


  • Man shot, killed at Spokane hotel

    A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning during a dispute at a Spokane hotel, and the suspected gunman is in custody. The victim, whose identity was being withheld, was …


  • UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 27, 2011, 4:24 p.m.

    One dead at downtown Spokane motel

    Homicide detectives are at the scene of a downtown Spokane hotel where one person was found dead.


  • Pedestrian killed by semitruck on Thor

    A semitruck struck and killed a man Wednesday morning at Second Avenue and Thor Street in Spokane, according to Spokane police. The driver did not stop, KHQ reported. Spokane police …


  • Parade change averted blast

    The lingering mystery of why the bomb left along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March didn’t explode finally has an answer: The remote triggering device …


  • Shawn Vestal: Police oversight one thing, accountability another

    Good news from the Spokane Police Guild: Despite appearances to the contrary, they’re not actually opposed to independent oversight of misconduct complaints. I know. I was shocked, too. Somehow, I’d …


  • Sheriff offers to lead SPD

    The search to replace Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick hasn’t even begun, but there’s already a high-profile candidate: Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Knezovich confirmed Thursday that he’s willing to …


  • Knezovich offers to lead Spokane Police Department

    The search to replace Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick hasn’t even begun, but there’s already a high-profile candidate: Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


  • Union leaders vow openness

    Spokane Police Department union leaders said Tuesday they’re happy to cooperate with a possible federal investigation of the department and have no concerns about what it may find. “We know …


  • Man with knife robs north Spokane store

    A man armed with a knife robbed a north Spokane convenience store on Sunday.


  • UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 2:03 p.m.

    Gunman robs bank in west Spokane

    A masked gunman robbed a bank in west Spokane today.


  • Chief to step down Jan. 2

    Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick confirmed Friday that she will not wait for a new chief to be hired and will leave Jan. 2. Kirkpatrick has said as recently as …


  • UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 4:21 p.m.

    Spokane police chief plans to retire Jan. 2

    Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick confirmed Friday that she will not wait for a new police chief to be selected and will instead leave at the beginning of January.


  • New view of Thompson brings mixed emotions

    Karl Thompson looked like a whole new man. When he walked into the federal courtroom Monday, he wore yellow jailhouse garb – the blousy top a shade darker than the …


  • Judge delays decision on questioning Thompson jury

    A federal judge on Tuesday delayed ruling on whether jurors in the trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. would be questioned about television reports that might have …


  • UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 8, 2011, 3:25 p.m.

    Woman hit by vehicle, killed along Maple Street

    Spokane police are investigating the traffic death on Monday night of a woman walking along Maple Street just north of Indiana Avenue.


  • Arrest made in robbery of N. Division adult shop

    Spokane police arrested a man riding a bicycle early today in connection with an armed robbery at an adult entertainment shop on North Division Street.


  • Clark: To those who disgraced the law they swore to uphold

    “Members of the Spokane Police Department will so conduct their public and private lives that they exemplify the high standards of integrity, trust, and morality demanded of a member of …


  • Detective gets $700,000

    A jury on Friday awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective after finding he was wrongfully fired and then retaliated against by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. The …


  • UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 4:50 p.m.

    Jury says Kirkpatrick wrongly fired detective; awards $700k

    A jury has awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective they say was wrongly fired and retaliated against by Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.


  • Spokane police officer convicted of excessive force, lying

    YAKIMA – His jaw quivering at times, Karl F. Thompson Jr. stared straight ahead Wednesday, showing nothing but a stern look as juror after juror confirmed the guilty verdicts they’d …


  • Quotes regarding the Thompson verdict

    U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby: “This is not an indictment of our entire Police Department and it should not be an excuse for any of us to ignore the good work …


  • Clark: This time, the jury got it exactly right

    It takes a lot to get to a guy like me. Many journalists hide behind a shield of cynicism, and I’ve had 37 years of practice.


  • Timeline since March 2006, when Zehm was beaten

    • March 18, 2006: Otto Zehm, 36, a mentally ill janitor, is beaten, shocked with a Taser and hog-tied inside a North Side Zip Trip convenience store by seven Spokane …


  • Victim of a small-time con man – and of one’s own good intentions

    He said his name was Brandon. He said he was embarrassed. He said he needed gas money to drive to Coeur d’Alene and back. It was an emergency. He said …


  • Thompson admits ‘errors’ in statement to investigators

    YAKIMA – Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. finished his second day of testimony Friday, acknowledging again that he made some errors in his taped statement describing the 2006 …


  • Police training expert defends use of force

    YAKIMA – One of the Spokane Police Department’s top trainers told a jury Wednesday that any situation could justify an officer’s use of force, even taking a burglary report in …


  • Officers say Thomspon followed his training

    YAKIMA – One of the Spokane Police Department’s top trainers told a jury today that any situation could justify an officer’s use of force, even taking a burglary report in …


  • Man arrested in connection with 2007 homicide

    A 20-year-old Spokane man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead remains in the Spokane County Jail on $1 million bond after appearing in court …


  • Shawn Vestal: Bottle report a lot of fizz but little pop

    The Otto Zehm case produced its first moment of comedy this week, though it’s not funny-ha-ha. It’s funny-stupid.