Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: Spokane Police Guild


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Spokane Police Guild president says Councilman Breean Beggs falsely represented union comments

The president of the union representing Spokane’s police brass pushed back Thursday on comments made by Councilman Breean Beggs about a proposal that would allow the city to post some …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Wanted: Trust in Spokane police force

It was January 2016, and Spokane police Officer Chris McMurtrey had a man in his cruiser who he had arrested in a domestic violence case. The man taunted and threatened …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Condon pushes City Council to pass oversight ordinance before police union talks

Mayor David Condon said he’s received legal guidance that negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild should not begin until after a new ordinance on police oversight is approved or discarded, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild

In a letter to Mayor David Condon agreed to Monday night, the Spokane City Council requested negotiations with the police union include caps on overtime hours and a more defined …


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Former Spokane Police Guild president accused of telling officer about rape investigation suspended for month

The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of sharing confidential information about a rape investigation involving a fellow officer will be suspended for a four weeks without pay.


Spokane police oversight still a concern in new round of law enforcement bargaining

Contracts with the unions representing police officers and supervisors are up for renewal at the end of the year. At the same time, the City Council is set to consider …


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 …


Body camera footage access extended to members of Police Ombudsman Office

The Spokane Police Guild and Interim Police Ombudsman Bart Logue have come to an agreement expanding access to officers’ body camera footage. Logue’s assistant will have access to digitally stored …


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 …


Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage

Bart Logue, Spokane’s interim police ombudsman, wants his assistant to be able to access body camera footage captured by officers in the field. But the union representing officers argue the …


Mistrial declared in ex-police union president John Gately’s obstruction trial

A mistrial was declared Tuesday afternoon in the week-long trial of former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately Gately was accused of obstructing an investigation into a fellow officer accused …


Trial begins for former Spokane Police Guild president

The trial of former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately on a misdemeanor charge related to phone calls he made to a fellow officer accused of rape is scheduled to …


Breean Beggs offers new police ombudsman plan to minimize union influence

Spokane’s police ombudsman could be in a much stronger position to conduct independent investigations by the end of the year if City Councilman Breean Beggs has his way. Beggs says …


Judge tosses charges against police union president accused of tipping off fellow officer suspected of rape

A judge threw out two criminal charges that the president of the Spokane Police Guild tipped off a fellow officer suspected of sexually assaulting another officer during a booze-fueled party …


Former Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigns for dishonesty, still accredited in state

Jeremy Jeske, 44, remains an accredited law enforcement agent in Washington state despite resigning after being confronted with lies in an investigation involving fraudulent vehicle inspections.


No police chief search in works; Dobrow named as interim

City leaders have no plans to begin a search for a permanent police chief after the Tuesday ouster of Frank Straub, a move police reform advocates say is a mistake. …


Spokane police Chief Frank Straub gets candid about cameras

Law enforcement in Spokane County is about to enter a new era in which almost all interactions between officers and citizens will be recorded. It’s an era sparked in Spokane …


Spokane Police Guild members overwhelmingly approve contract

Members of the Spokane Police Guild voted overwhelmingly Friday to accept a five-year labor contract that includes new provisions for investigations by the police ombudsman. The contract, already approved by …


Spokane Police Guild votes to approve new contract

Members of the Spokane Police Guild voted overwhelmingly Friday to accept a five-year labor contract that includes new provisions for investigations by the police ombudsman.


City Council approves new Spokane police contract, oversight law

Three more months of public debate, news conferences and negotiations have led to the Spokane City Council’s approval of a new police oversight law and union contract. After unanimously rejecting …


City Council praises new 5-year police labor deal

City leaders appear ready to back a new labor contract for the Spokane’s police union.


Condon gives annual speech at North Central High

Spokane mayors usually give their annual State of the City addresses at a high-priced breakfast to people in business suits. On Thursday, Mayor David Condon broke tradition by giving his …


Spokane Police Guild contract proposal being modified

Spokane Mayor David Condon is heeding the advice of Spokane City Council members who have pushed him to reopen contract negotiations with the Spokane Police Guild. The mayor and guild …


Shawn Vestal: Police hiring is cause for sigh of relief

We need more cops. The heartening news is that we’re actually getting them.


Stuckart says police contract proposal needs work

Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart says it’s time city leaders renegotiate the proposed labor deal it struck months ago with the Spokane Police Guild. The four-year contract with the …


Doug Clark: Ombudsman Lite still lacking in flavor

It’s a big moment at City Hall on Monday night as members of the Spokane City Council plan to vote on Mayor David Condon’s proposed ordinance about independent police oversight. …


Spokane police oversight, contract on council’s agenda

Spokane City Council members will have a full plate of issues as they convene their last meeting of the year on Monday. Mayor David Condon’s proposal to give broader investigative …


Shawn Vestal: The police oversight we want, or just what we can get?

Is it time for the good to defeat the perfect, when it comes to police oversight in Spokane? Perhaps. There is a case to be made that the package of …


Spokane mayor, chief rally behind ombudsman proposal

Mayor David Condon and police Chief Frank Straub continued their pitch Wednesday for an independent oversight plan they say would make Spokane a regional model in law enforcement transparency. But …


Shawn Vestal: Strong Spokane council blasts mayor’s weak arguments for police deal

Welcome to the strong council system of government. The Spokane City Council acted quickly and without equivocation Monday in rejecting the mayor’s failed effort at negotiating an acceptable contract with …