Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Thu., April 21, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Police body cameras in Spokane don’t encourage better citizen behavior, study says
A new report from an Arizona State University study says Spokane residents filmed on police body cameras generally had a positive view of police after the interaction, but there’s no …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 10:52 p.m.
Ex-Spokane police chief believes ouster was engineered, new filing says
After Spokane City Administrator Theresa Sanders and City Attorney Nancy Isserlis told former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub the reasons why he was being forced from City Hall, he came …
Fri., April 15, 2016, 12:20 p.m.
Skull found near golf course is human
A skull found by a man walking his dog near the Downriver Golf Course Thursday morning is human, said Cpl. Jordan Ferguson of the Spokane Police Department.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Key figure in police chief harassment controversy quits job
Erin Jacobson, an assistant city attorney and a central figure in the continuing controversy at Spokane City Hall, is leaving city employment.
Thu., April 14, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: City Hall cashier sued over missing money
From our archives, 100 years ago H.F. Tabb, a cashier for the city, was being sued by the city over $3,232 missing from the city’s accounts.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Spokane parking officer reports assault after putting parking boot on SUV
A Spokane parking enforcement officer reported being assaulted Tuesday after he and his partner put a parking boot on an SUV parked in the 100 block of East Sinto.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Barricaded man surrenders to police after standoff
A police call around noon Saturday that started with a report of a man breaking out windows with a hammer at a home in Indian Trail ended with an arrest …
Sat., April 9, 2016, midnight
H.W. Braham: Interim ombudsman Logue should get job
Based on my assessment, Mr. Logue has a substantially and materially better track record of constituent engagement and ombudsman-related policy implementation than Mr. Humayun.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Girlfriend says Spokane man tried to scalp her, cut fingers off
Police arrested a Spokane man Wednesday evening after his girlfriend said tried to scalp her with a knife and cut her fingers off.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
PowerPoint slides corroborate allegations of sexism in SCC program
PowerPoint slides from a Spokane Community College criminal justice instructor under investigation for discrimination corroborate details of the Title IX complaint.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4:53 p.m.
Former Spokane Police Guild president now on paid leave
The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of aiding a fellow officer charged with rape will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of a misdemeanor criminal case against him.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
City Hall investigation into handling of Spokane police chief’s ouster derailed
The investigation into the firing of former police Chief Frank Straub has been derailed. Officials in Mayor David Condon’s administration and others privy to the bungled decision removing Straub have …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Reports: Former Spokane Chief Kirkpatrick will not become Chicago’s top cop
Anne Kirkpatrick, one of three candidates to take over the Chicago Police Department, will not take over as the Windy City’s top cop, according to media reports. Mayor Rahm Emanuel …
Thu., March 24, 2016, 5:54 p.m.
Spokane police searching for road rage suspect
Police are asking for help in identifying and finding a man suspected of intentionally ramming a car in a road rage incident Wednesday morning.
Sun., March 20, 2016, midnight
Hurt lingers 10 years after Zehm’s death
We have yet to heal our relationship with our own peace officers. They have yet to heal their relationship with us.
Fri., March 18, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Spokane picks new spokeswomen for parks, public safety
The city of Spokane has hired two new spokeswomen for the police, fire and parks departments. Fianna Dickson will be the spokeswoman for the parks department. She begins at the …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 5:28 p.m.
Witnesses say man found dead was wrapped in a blanket, tied with cords
Homeless people squatting in a vacant house on East First told police that the man found dead there this week may have died of a drug overdose.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
Doug Clark: Zehm didn’t die in obscurity, thanks to unsung heroes
With the 10th anniversary of the beating of Otto Zehm upon us, it’s time to thank some of the unsung heroes who kept him from dying in obscurity.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
Police investigate suspicious East Central death
Spokane police are investigating a suspicious death at an East Central home.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 5:22 p.m.
Man who died in motorcycle crash identified
A man who died in a motorcycle crash on Second Avenue near Freya Street Saturday has been identified as 24-year-old Matthew Bailey.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Downtown Spokane police captain suspended over used office furniture dispute
An internal investigation into a Spokane Police Department’s captain showed concerns over moving furniture from the downtown precinct came from city administrators.
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Mary Ann Murphy: Spokane should elect police chief
Pending such a city charter change, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s leadership offer should be considered seriously.
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Want to elect police chief?
Would you rather keep the current way of hiring a police chief, or would you rather the position be subject to direct election?
Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:23 p.m.
Second Avenue closed near Freya for fatal crash
Second Avenue is closed near Freya Street as police investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle rider.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Man jailed for allegedly causing punctured lung in assault
A Wellpinit man was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend so severely that she suffered a punctured lung.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Teen accused of fondling sleeping woman in North Spokane may be tried as adult
A judge will decide next week whether a 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for allegedly breaking into an apartment and fondling a woman as she slept.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 9:11 p.m.
Forum brings out critics of Spokane police leader Jim McDevitt
About 100 people showed up to a community forum hosted by the city of Spokane Wednesday to talk about race relations and the Spokane Police Department.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
SPD warns of ‘possible lethal batch of drugs’ following overdoses
Three people died of apparent drug overdoses in less than three hours Wednesday morning, leading law enforcement in Spokane to warn of “a possible lethal batch of drugs.”
Wed., March 9, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor wavers on hiring first female police officer
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s attempt to hire its first woman police officer hit a second snag.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 5:42 p.m.
Leader of Spokane police advisory group resigns, says Knezovich should lead department
The leader of a eight-member board advising Spokane Mayor David Condon on hiring a new police chief resigned Monday and called on Condon to let Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich …