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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 …


Olsen trial delayed again

The trial of James “Jay” Olsen, the off-duty Spokane cop charged with first-degree assault for shooting a young man in the head during a drunken nighttime chase a year ago, …


City won’t represent officer in shooting

The city of Spokane will not represent the police officer who was off duty and legally drunk when he chased a man and shot him in the head last year. …


Pete found not guilty

Shonto Pete, shot in the head in a dispute with an off-duty police officer, was found not guilty by a Spokane County Superior Court jury of stealing the truck of …


Trials weigh on mother

Two family calamities 250 miles apart have burdened Diana Cote’s life. Shonto Pete, her 28-year-old fourth child, is standing trial in Spokane County Superior Court for allegedly stealing a police …


Pete, accused of theft, says he sought ride

Shonto Pete, the man shot in the head last February by an off-duty Spokane cop, took the stand Tuesday in his trial for second-degree auto theft – denying he stole …


Officer takes Fifth in Pete trial

Suspended Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen has invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the trial of Shonto Pete, the man Olsen accused of taking his truck before …


Car theft charge will go to trial

A judge Thursday denied a motion to dismiss the car theft charge against Shonto K. Pete stemming from an incident earlier this year in which Pete was shot in the …


Criminals, please put on a class act

I am terrified that the popular TV reality show “Cops” is in Spokane to ride along and film members of our police department as they go about enforcing the law …


Attorney for Zehm estate files claim against city

An attorney representing the estate of Otto Zehm, the mentally disabled janitor who died last year after he was Tasered, beaten and bound by Spokane police officers, has filed a …


Kirkpatrick discusses Peaceful Valley issues

Peaceful Valley residents weren’t the only ones awakened by gunshots in the middle of the night Feb. 26 – so was Spokane’s chief of police. From her apartment on Riverside …


Olsen pleads not guilty in off-duty shooting

Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three charges relating to the Feb. 26 shooting of 27-year-old Shonto Pete. Olsen, 43, offered no comment as Superior …


Officer in shooting didn’t seek help via phone

Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen was not only packing his personal gun while drinking in a bar into the early hours of Feb. 26; he also had his cell …


Area police shootings since 2001

Spokane law enforcement officers have been involved in 17 shootings since 2001. With the exception of a shooting by off-duty Spokane police Officer James “Jay” Olsen earlier this year and …


Consultant: Get rid of police review board

Spokane’s all-volunteer Citizen’s Review Commission no longer has the trust of the public to monitor police misconduct and should be replaced by a full-time police ombudsman appointed by and answerable …


Suspect denies taking pickup

The man shot in the head after allegedly stealing an off-duty police officer’s pickup pleaded innocent Wednesday to second-degree vehicle theft. Shonto K. Pete’s attorney argued during the arraignment that …


In brief: Officer released after posting bail

The Spokane police officer charged with shooting a man in the head was released from jail Monday night after he posted bail. James Jay Olsen, 43, posted $25,000 and was …


Kirkpatrick to revise ‘generic’ strip-search rules

The Spokane Police Department lacks a policy specifically addressing strip searches of suspects who aren’t in a jail or prison – a practice that a federal judge has recently signaled …


Judge trims bail for officer, alleged shooting victim

A Spokane police officer remained in jail Monday night despite a reduction in his bail on charges that he drunkenly shot a man who allegedly stole his pickup. Spokane County …


Officer in shooting, victim remain in jail

Spokane police Officer James Jay Olsen remained in the county jail Saturday evening in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges that he recklessly endangered a neighborhood while drunkenly shooting a …


In brief: Man shot by cop begins DUI term

The 27-year-old man shot by an off-duty Spokane police officer last month is now serving a 90-day sentence under home monitoring for an unrelated conviction of driving under the influence, …


Lawyer: Man shot by officer had back turned

A man shot last month by an off-duty Spokane police officer during an encounter outside a downtown bar was wounded while his back was turned, and evidence from his emergency …


Files on police officer, man he shot revealed

A 27-year-old man shot by an off-duty Spokane police officer earlier this week has a criminal past, while Officer James “Jay” Olsen’s personnel file indicates only upstanding behavior. Spokane County …


Signs of shooting detailed

The only weapon carried by a man shot in the head by an off-duty Spokane police officer was a keychain-size pocket knife, Peaceful Valley residents said Wednesday. And it was …


Shot man denies taking truck

Two days after an off-duty Spokane police officer shot a man he claimed was stealing his truck, the man’s attorney is saying his client only asked the officer for a …


Shooting probe offers timeline, new questions

More questions than answers have arisen from Monday’s investigation into an off-duty officer’s shooting of a 27-year-old man he believed was stealing his truck. Veteran Spokane Officer James “Jay” Olsen …