Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Family of man killed in 2013 police shooting outside Salvation Army sues city
Just before the expiration of the three-year statute of limitations, the family of Danny Jones, the 40-year-old man shot and killed in his truck outside the Salvation Army housing center …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Bullet narrowly missed couple and toddler in standoff
The man involved in a standoff with police Friday evening has been booked into the Spokane County Jail after being accused of firing a gun from inside the home and …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. No zoning, Sept., 1, 1926
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
City Council lays out timeline for new police chief search
The Spokane City Council is asking Mayor David Condon to name a new police chief appointment by Sept. 30. The process requested by the council would place police Capt. Brad …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 7:39 p.m.
Bank robbery reported inside Albertsons on Nevada
Two men robbed the U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons store at Nevada Street and Francis Avenue Friday evening, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 10:56 p.m.
SWAT team surround home in north Spokane after shot fired
A Spokane police SWAT team is surrounding a home in the 1100 block of West Frederick.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Man wounded in West Central shooting
A man was wounded in a shooting in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood late Thursday morning.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
People involved in first round of police chief interviews cautiously optimistic about reboot
It’s unclear how the next round of police chief interviews will proceed following an 11th hour deal between the City Council and Mayor David Condon to reopen the process. But …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Woman expected to survive after being shot in the head in north Spokane motel
A woman was shot in the head Sunday night at a motel in north Spokane, and police still are looking for the suspect. Police responded to multiple reports of shooting …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 6:40 p.m.
Spokane police shut down ‘problem house’ in Seven Mile neighborhood
The Spokane Police Department teamed up with neighbors near 7711 N. Tucannon to shut down a “chronic problem house.”
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: There’s hope for more independent oversight of Spokane police
The bad news regarding police reform in Spokane is that three years after voters demanded “independent investigations” of police misconduct, we’re still debating the meaning of “independent,” as if it …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 9:36 p.m.
At forum, police chief appointee Meidl grilled on Thompson salute
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl declined to name the officer who called for a salute of former officer Karl Thompson in spite of repeated demands from audience members at a …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Spokane police share body camera footage of ‘disorderly’ man, raising questions
A video released by the Spokane Police Department of a drunken man berating an officer to the public before the lawyer had a chance to see it calls into question …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Meidl addresses Thompson salute, desire for full City Hall buy-in at public forum
Craig Meidl said he was doing all he could to achieve community support following an unorthodox nomination for police chief by Mayor David Condon. He promised to build relationships between …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Assault suspect disarmed in scuffle outside West Central convenience store
A husband disarmed a suspect who allegedly threatened him and his wife with a handgun Saturday in West Central Spokane. Court documents say the couple was sitting in a truck …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 9:21 a.m.
Woman arrested in downtown Spokane stabbing
A woman was stabbed Sunday night in an alley in the Browne’s Addition neighborhood, and a suspect was arrested nine minutes later, Spokane police said. The stabbing occurred after 7:30 …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Tug-of-war with woman’s purse leads to armed-robbery charge
A 19-year-old man faces an armed-robbery charge for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse while in possession of a handgun in East Central Spokane.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
Spokane Mayor David Condon explains what he learned from recent turmoil
I am sorry for the turmoil the recent personnel matters have caused you and the community. No matter how well-intentioned our actions, we fell short of your expectations. You and …
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
Skateboarder and car collide
A car and a skateboarder collided near the intersection of Firth Avenue and Browne Street Saturday afternoon.
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Spokane Police Guild gives chief nominee Craig Meidl their blessing
The Spokane Police Guild this week voiced its support for Craig Meidl as the chief of police. Their endorsement follows a similar show of support from the Lieutenants and Captains …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Condon announces police culture audit will be completed by Gonzaga University students
More than three years after the Use of Force Commission recommended that Spokane leaders study the attitudes and culture within the Spokane Police Department, Mayor David Condon announced Friday the …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: The mayor’s Cotton-Straub mess ‘has been entirely self-inflicted’
Part II: “This has always been a hole Condon has insisted on digging ever deeper, out of defensiveness and a failure to treat the criticisms and questions as legitimate.”
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7:10 p.m.
‘I’m no terrorist,’ says Spokane County Jail inmate under FBI review who’s held on $1 million bond
Jerome Curry Jr. converted to Islam while in prison in 2010, but he claims he’s hardly devout. He eats pork, drinks booze and gets high. He doesn’t attend a mosque. …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Shoe drive benefits kids in Police Activities League
Midway through this summer’s Police Activities League, Officer Jen DeRuwe noticed something about the kids who came every week to play sports and do other activities with police officers.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Doug Clark: Condon’s police chief pick is beyond a blunder – it’s egregious
Craig Meidl, Spokane Mayor David Condon’s ambush appointment for police chief, is now really, really sorry for being one of the four dozen SPD goons who, in 2011, saluted convicted …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
Robbery suspects allegedly threatened woman with hammer, gun
A woman claims two acquaintances stole her truck and purse after threatening her with a gun and a hammer in Spokane County.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Mayor Condon selects Assistant Chief Craig Meidl to lead Spokane Police Department
Spokane Mayor David Condon bypassed all the candidates to be the next Spokane Police chief and selected Assistant Chief Craig Meidl to lead the department. The surprise announcement means Condon …
Sun., July 31, 2016
Spokane Police Department – a report card
Jim McDevitt, who led the Spokane Police Department during the city’s search for a new chief, offers a “report card” on the department, with some recommendations for the next chief …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Spokane police officer takes home world CrossFit medal
When he’s not on patrol as a Spokane police officer, Jason Uberuaga is often in the gym, powering through yet another CrossFit workout.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
Spokane shootings leave one dead, two wounded Saturday morning
Two shootings were reported in northwest Spokane early Saturday morning, leaving one man dead and two wounded.