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  • State grants Straub training waiver

    BURIEN, Wash. – Spokane’s new director of law enforcement will not have to attend a five-month police academy to become a commissioned officer in Washington. The state Criminal Justice Training …


  • Straub granted waiver

    BURIEN, Wash. — A state commission granted a waive this morning to Spokane Law Enforcement Director Frank Straub that will allow him to take a shortened course on state laws …


  • Straub saw 9/11 up close

    The new leader of the Spokane Police Department credits his life to a fire truck. More specifically, the New York City Fire Department truck he used as shelter as the …


  • UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 11:04 p.m.

    Spokane council picks Straub to lead police

    Tired of hearing negative things about the man he selected to be police chief, Mayor David Condon and his top administrator personally paid to fly four Indiana residents to Spokane …


  • Two men stabbed; suspect in custody

    Two people were stabbed at a Spokane tavern early Saturday during an argument in the parking lot. Spokane police responded to the Special K Tavern on North Market Street about …


  • Cab driver comes prepared to handle assailant

    A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.


  • Two stabbed outside Spokane bar

    Two people were stabbed at a Spokane tavern early this morning after an argument in the parking lot.


  • Police chief designee Straub to get interim title of director

    The Spokane City Council will consider a resolution Monday to appoint Frank Straub as director of law enforcement, not chief of police. To become police chief, Straub needs to be …


  • Coeur d’Alene police implementing use of body cameras

    Coeur d’Alene patrol officers have an addition to their uniforms. Patrol personnel are now wearing recently purchased body cameras, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department announced Wednesday. Chief Wayne Longo requested …


  • Doug Clark: New chief’s somber demeanor understandable

    Wednesday afternoon found me at the City Hall of Mirrors where reporters and the gullible gathered on the second-floor terrace to hear Spokane Mayor David Condon make the following announcement: …


  • Mayor selects Straub to lead police

    Mayor David Condon’s choice to lead the Spokane Police Department has spent much of his career managing and working for large law enforcement agencies. But it’s medium-size police forces serving …


  • UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2012, 11:51 a.m.

    Condon chooses Straub to lead police department

    Spokane Mayor David Condon announced today that he has chosen Indianapolis Director of Public Safety Frank Straub as the next leader of Spokane’s police force.


  • Chases end in crash, arrest

    Spokane police arrested a 21-year-old woman Sunday after she drove away from a traffic stop and continued to laugh as officers chased her through southeast Spokane until one officer finally …


  • Doug Clark: Discrepancies abound in ombudsman criteria

    The bombshell caught Spokane by surprise. Mayor David Condon says he WON’T renew Tim Burns’ contract as the city’s so-called police ombudsman. The mayor is not without a heart, however.


  • Police ombudsman to depart in October

    Spokane’s first police ombudsman will soon be out of a job, and the city may be without a permanent replacement for several months. Mayor David Condon has decided not to …


  • South Hill seizure nets pot, alligator, piranhas

    Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The rare …


  • Piranhas, alligator seized from South Hill apartment

    Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill.


  • Police seeking witness to hit-and-run crash

    The Spokane Police Department is looking for the “good Samaritan” who attempted to stop a driver after a collision at Third Avenue and Freya Street last month.


  • Clark: Condon needs to know when to fold ’em in chief search

    A few years ago I made some extra dough moonlighting as the on-air reporter for Northern Quest Casino’s televised poker tournaments. It was a great gig while it lasted. Not …


  • Police link Spokane woman to Nigerian fraud

    A Spokane woman is in jail after police connected her to a fraud based in Nigeria.


  • Panel urges restarting chief search; mayor declines

    Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that he is “very confident” one of two remaining finalists will be the next Spokane police chief, despite a law enforcement panel’s recommendation that he …


  • Stabbing suspect turns himself in

    The suspect in a stabbing early Saturday morning was arrested later that day when he surrendered to police. The stabbing was reported in the 400 block of South Fiske Street …


  • Doug Clark: A police chief who understands Spokane

    After devoting literally minutes to examining the three final Spokane police chief candidates, I have come to a career-altering decision. I’m taking the job.


  • Officer dies in hit-and-run

    Officers in the Spokane Police Department were saddened Wednesday by the death of a fellow officer in a hit-and-run motorcycle crash. Kurt P. Henson, 47, of Post Falls, died Tuesday …


  • Candidates discuss views on policing

    Three men vying to be the city of Spokane’s next police chief touted their experience, integrity, commitment to the job and their ability to solve tough problems in a series …


  • Officer to serve three-week suspension

    The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon this spring will serve a three-week unpaid suspension following an internal investigation. Officer Barry …


  • UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2012, 10:22 p.m.

    Chief candidates undergo five interviews

    The city has wrapped up interviews with the three candidates vying to become Spokane’s new police chief.


  • Alleged thief arrested while awaiting trial

    A 13-year-old boy home alone came face to face with a man police describe as a “prolific burglar” after the thief smashed in a basement window Monday, authorities allege. The …


  • Prowlers prevailing in car wars

    The advice to citizens from Spokane police is simple: Take valuables out of cars or risk being a willing victim of vehicle prowlers waiting to smash, grab and go. In …


  • Bank robbed in Spokane’s Indian Trail area

    A masked man robbed a bank in northwest Spokane today.