Stories tagged: Spokane Police Department
Thu., April 12, 2012, 3:11 p.m.
Police chief acknowleges mistakes in Zehm investigation
For the first time, a high-ranking Spokane police official has publicly acknowledged that the department made troubling mistakes while investigating the 2006 confrontation that killed Otto Zehm. In his most …
Thu., April 12, 2012, 2:31 p.m.
Officer’s daughter released from hospital
The daughter of a Spokane police officer who accidentally shot herself in the leg on Sunday has been released from the hospital, said Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Deputy Craig …
Thu., April 12, 2012
Officer whose daughter shot self had 2 lengthy suspensions
The Spokane police officer whose daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg on Sunday has an extensive disciplinary record, including at least two lengthy suspensions. Barry O’Connell, who has been …
Wed., April 11, 2012
Police pinpoint crime calls
A day after Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich declared war on property crimes, the Spokane Police Department sent out a news release highlighting a previously announced initiative designed to combat …
Wed., April 11, 2012
Officer’s daughter, 10, wounds self with gun
A Spokane police officer’s daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with her dad’s duty weapon at the family home on Easter, city and county law enforcement officials said Tuesday. …
Tue., April 10, 2012
Doug Clark: Layer after layer, Zehm investigation stinks
I was a kid in my 20s when the Watergate scandal unraveled. (Note to young people: This was before Facebook and even bigger than Bieber Fever.)
Sat., April 7, 2012
Man accused in March shooting surrenders
A man turned himself in early Friday for a Spokane shooting that injured two people, including a 6-year-old girl. Abubakar Samura, 21, was booked into jail on two counts of …
Sat., March 31, 2012
Property crimes to get new focus
City leaders on Friday announced a new plan to investigate property crimes in Spokane that involves more investigators, a greater focus on crime trends and larger investments in technology. The …
UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2012, 5:22 p.m.
Pedestrian injured in morning hit and run
An erratic driver struck a pedestrian, two vehicles and a light pole before fleeing his car on foot early today near Spokane Community College, police say.
Sat., March 24, 2012
Theft victims will phone it in
Spokane police officers soon will no longer respond in person to take reports of stolen vehicles. It’s a move, officials say, to “work smarter” and more efficiently after several rounds …
Tue., March 20, 2012
Doug Clark: Justice for Otto Zehm is close at hand
Four or five other customers were ahead of me when I sauntered into the convenience store on Sunday’s sunny afternoon. No worries. Despite the Zip Trip name on the signage, …
Fri., March 16, 2012
Police ‘expectations’ accentuate positive
The five guidelines that defined the administration of former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick are history. Interim police Chief Scott Stephens told the city’s Use of Force Commission Thursday that …
Tue., March 13, 2012, 2:24 p.m.
County releases recording that led to Edwards’ firing
A woman who said a Spokane police officer she’d met at a bar showed up uninvited at her home told a dispatcher she didn’t know how he got her address …
Thu., March 8, 2012
Warrant issued in shooting that injured girl, man
A man accused of shooting a young girl and a man Sunday night confronted a group with a gun after hearing gang-related insults, Spokane police allege. Abubakar “Abu” Samura, 21, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
Details emerge in girl’s shooting; suspect still sought
A man accused of shooting a young girl Sunday night confronted a group with a gun after hearing gang-related slang terms, Spokane police allege.
Wed., March 7, 2012, 10 a.m.
Another bank robbed in Spokane, police say
A robbery has been reported at Sterling Savings bank at 103 E. Queen Ave. in north Spokane.
Wed., March 7, 2012
Many details missing in murder-suicide that left 4 dead
Preston Kahanu was asleep when Dustin Gilman called him that Friday morning, looking to hang out and play video games. Gilman stopped by Kahanu’s home in north Spokane about 10:45 …
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
U.S. Bank robbed in northwest Spokane
A bank was robbed in northwest Spokane today.
Mon., March 5, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
Police: Young girl was unintended victim in gang shooting
Police believe a young girl shot Sunday night near Liberty Park was the unintended victim of a gang-related shooting targeting a 23-year-old man.
Thu., March 1, 2012, 10:39 a.m.
Browne’s Addition store robbed at gunpoint
A convenience store in Browne’s Addition was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night.
Thu., March 1, 2012
Spokane police Officer Alan Edwards fired after woman’s 911 call
A senior Spokane police officer has been fired for misusing city equipment to obtain the home address of a woman he met at a bar. Alan D. Edwards, 47, had …
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 5:07 p.m.
Spokane man dies of suspicious head injury
Spokane police are looking for information regarding a man who died of a suspicious head injury. Officials from a local hospital called police Saturday and told them Jeffrey Hardwick, 45, …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, 7:29 p.m.
Spokane police officer fired after woman’s 911 call
A senior Spokane police officer has been fired for misusing city equipment to obtain personal information for a woman he met at a bar.
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012
Rights panel poorly understood
Controversy over a proposed deal to rehire a Spokane police sergeant after he was fired for an off-duty drunken driving collision has focused attention on an often-misunderstood state agency involved …
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012
Thoma sues city over dismissal
The fired police sergeant who was caught driving drunk and leaving the scene of a collision filed a lawsuit against the city on Tuesday for wrongfully firing him. Bob Dunn, …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 12:11 p.m.
Man stabbed on East Sprague early today
A stabbing near East Sprague Avenue and North Altamont Street this morning may be related to prostitution or drugs, Spokane police say.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
Thoma will file lawsuit against city today
The new proposal would drop $15,000 that would be paid to fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma’s attorney.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2012, 6:42 p.m.
Spokane City Council rejects Thoma settlement
The Spokane City Council will vote tonight on a proposed settlement with fired Spokane Police Sgt. Brad Thoma afterall.
Sun., Feb. 26, 2012
Clark: Click heels and repeat: There’s no disgrace like Thoma
One day Spokane Mayor David Condon declares there’s no good way out of the Brad Thoma tar pit. The City Council, he says, must vote to put Thoma back on …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
Spokane police seek missing man
Spokane police are looking for a man who never arrived at his job site Friday. Louis Ralph Lapham, 40, was driving a white Ford van with a roll of carpet …