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Spokane officer reinstated

A Spokane police officer who had sex with a woman in bar parking lot will be reinstated to the police force, after a union arbitrator determined he should have been …


Second man arrested in officer stabbing

The man wanted in connection with a stabbing of an off-duty Spokane police officer two weeks ago was arrested Friday night.


Measures aim to halt holdups

A serial robber suspected of a major OxyContin heist this week in Spokane has prompted extra patrols at pharmacies and additional security measures at payday loan stores. Check into Cash …


Judge, city spar over representation in strip search case

A federal judge says the city of Spokane appears to be “judge shopping” by hiring a new attorney to defend police officers for strip searching a man in 2005. U.S. …


In brief: Copter, new police dog aid in man’s arrest

Spokane police, the newest member of the K-9 unit and a helicopter worked together Friday night to catch a 25-year-old man who fled when police tried to stop him. Husea …


911 call released in stabbing of officer

A 911 call an off-duty Spokane police officer made Friday to report the stabbing of her fiance, a police sergeant, provides a first-person account of a chaotic confrontation outside the …


Police look for serial loan store robber

A masked gunman robbed two Spokane payday loan centers Thursday, and police suspect the same man who targeted one of the same stores Jan. 20. A man with a handgun …


Spokane police logs 1/27/2009 to 1/28/2009

Read the Spokane Police activity and service logs for Jan. 27 and 28, 2009.


Suspect arrested in burglarly

A man Spokane police arrested in a north Spokane burglary posted bond and was released from jail Wednesday. Mickey W. Brown, 32, faces charges of second-degree theft, trafficking of stolen …


In brief: City recruiting police officers

The Spokane Police Department is recruiting officers. The city of Spokane Civil Service is accepting written application packets until Friday, Officer Jennifer DeRuwe said.


Man accused in stabbing appears in court

A 19-year-old accused of stabbing an off-duty Spokane police sergeant told his friends the police have the wrong guy. Kenneth James Kheel is in Spokane County Jail on a first-degree …


In brief: IRS refund stolen from purse

If you cash a big check in a public place, be discreet about where you put the money. That’s the reminder from the Spokane Police Department following the theft of …


Two arrests made in fatal stabbing

Spokane police have arrested two men in connection with the Friday stabbing death of a 22-year-old man. Michael L. Summa, 19, was booked into Spokane County Jail on second- degree …


Man shot by off-duty cop files claim against city

Shonto Pete, shot in the head by an off-duty Spokane police officer during a drunken, late-night chase, has filed a $750,000 claim against the city of Spokane – a necessary …


Man shot by off-duty cop wants Spokane to pay

Shonto Pete, shot in the head by an off-duty Spokane police officer during a drunken late-night chase, has filed a $750,000 claim against the city of Spokane — a necessary …


Police detective suspended for 17 months reinstated

A Spokane police detective suspended without pay for 17 months during a domestic violence investigation and trial has been reinstated after an internal affairs investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence …


Man fabricated tale of robbery, police say

A elderly man lied about being attacked and robbed of his groceries, according to Spokane police. Kenneth Koch, 87, triggered an outpouring of community support after police said he was …


Mehring ‘grateful’ for verdict, will return to payroll

Spokane police Detective Jay Mehring will go back on the city payroll Monday after a jury acquitted him Friday of a felony harassment charge – threatening to “burn down” his …


Detective’s harassment case in the hands of jurors

After a two-week trial centering on alleged domestic violence, jurors begin deliberating today in the felony harassment trial of suspended Spokane police Detective Jay Mehring. He did not take the …


Motion to drop Mehring felony charge rejected

Superior Court Judge Michael Price declined Tuesday to dismiss a felony harassment charge against suspended Spokane police detective Jay Mehring, on trial for allegedly threatening to burn down his estranged …


Detective’s ex-wife testifies she felt manipulated by system

The former wife of Spokane police detective Jay Mehring testified Monday that after his arrest on a domestic harassment charge she confronted police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick at a public gathering. …


Detective’s supervisor testifies he wasn’t questioned

Spokane Police Department senior commanders, while investigating one of their detectives for suspected domestic violence threats, failed to question his immediate supervisor. Washington State Patrol Detective Sgt. Ken DeMello, a …


Sergeant testifies in detective’s trial

Writing an internal memo that led to felony domestic harassment charges against his friend and fellow police officer Jay Mehring was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do, Sgt. …


Friend of detective’s wife testifies

The estranged wife of a Spokane police detective felt threatened in the days before her marriage broke up, her best friend told a Superior Court jury Tuesday. Bobbie Overhoff, the …


Friend of detective’s wife testifies in harassment trial

The estranged wife of a Spokane police detective felt threatened in the days before her marriage broke up, her best friend told a Superior Court jury Tuesday. Bobbie Overhoff, the …


Investigators find cause for charging

A Spokane police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed suspect in the face last week should face a misdemeanor assault charge, investigators have concluded. Detectives are recommending the fourth-degree assault …


Accused officer is 14-year vet

The officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed man captured after leading police on a car and foot chase Friday in North Spokane is a 14-year veteran of the department. Rob …


Activist sentenced for vandalism

A self-styled anarchist from Spokane who broke windows at military recruiting offices in 2005 to express his opposition to the Iraq war was placed on three years probation and ordered …


July 4 video doesn’t back police

In just seconds, a July 4 gathering of people who wanted Spokane to better “police the police” turned into a boisterous confrontation that resulted in more than a dozen arrests …


Police release July 4 videos

Law enforcement officers gathering information about a young anarchist accused of vandalizing military recruiting offices began videotaping the July 4, 2007, protest in Riverfront Park before police received complaints the …