Stories tagged: Spokane Police
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 11:29 p.m.
Black and other minorities still stopped more often by Spokane police
Spokane police continue to disproportionately stop black, Native American and Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander residents, according to a new study from Eastern Washington University.
Fri., May 12, 2017, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Department of Justice review of Spokane Police Department has prompted changes the community can embrace
In big, broad ways, there is reason to feel proud of Spokane on this front: We have evolved from the city that sued and blamed the family of Otto Zehm …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Missing Spokane boy found in Liberty Lake
Missing Spokane boy found in Liberty Lake
Fri., May 5, 2017, midnight
Shawn Vestal: In case of exonerated men, everyone sees mistakes but the sheriff
You could look at it as a three-quarter-million-dollar mistake – that’s how much state taxpayers will likely fork over to pay for the wrongful convictions of three Spokane men in …
UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Youth treatment center allowed to expand despite upset neighbors
Despite the ire of some neighbors, the Excelsior Youth Center in North Spokane is permitted to move ahead with the construction of a new 22,000 square-foot, 16-bed youth transition facility …
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Couches set ablaze as students celebrate Gonzaga win
Shortly after Gonzaga’s history 77-73 win over South Carolina, some rowdy fans set two couches ablaze in the alley north of the 800 block of East Sinto Avenue.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, midnight
Spokane officer builds rapport with West Central residents, landlords
As she cruises through Spokane’s West Central neighborhood in her patrol car, Traci Ponto doesn’t wave at children. Instead, Ponto, the neighborhood’s police resource officer, smiles and flashes a peace …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
Shooting in Spokane apartment sends woman to hospital
A Spokane woman was shot in the torso Sunday morning and hospitalized with a life-threatening injury, the Spokane Police Department said.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
McDonald’s workers and diners stop stabbing suspect
McDonald’s employees and customers pinned a stabbing suspect to the floor Sunday afternoon until police arrived. A man using the restroom at the 2211 W. Wellesley Ave. restaurant was stabbed …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 4:16 p.m.
City of Spokane spent about $28,000 on police chief search
The city of Spokane spent nearly $29,000 on its yearlong search for a new police chief, according to public records compiled by The Spokesman-Review.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 1 p.m.
Spokane police detectives hunting for body possibly buried in Liberty Park
Spokane Police detectives are apparently on the hunt for a dead body that could have been buried at Liberty Park, near the Ben Burr Trail, a few months back.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Mayor David Condon picks Craig Meidl to be Spokane police chief – again
Unless the City Council pushes for a third round of finalist appearances, Craig Meidl will be Spokane’s next police chief.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 8 p.m.
Body cameras corroborate Spokane Police accounts of May 2 shooting at West Wynn Motel
Body-camera footage released Wednesday by the Spokane Police Department appears to corroborate previous accounts of the May 4 police shooting that injured 32-year-old Aaron Johnson.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
West Central shooting leaves man hospitalized, neighbors fuming
Spokane police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting in West Central that left a man hospitalized.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Logue wins job as permanent police ombudsman
Bart Logue, a former diplomat and Marine Corps provost marshal, the equivalent of a police chief, will work under a three-year contract as permanent ombudsman.
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Craig Meidl faces political, salute-related challenges in bid for chief job
Craig Meidl will have to overcome a City Council that is at odds with the mayor over hiring authority and some members of the public still furious about his involvement …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Police arrest Manito Park shooting suspect
Police are searching for a person suspected of shooting a woman near Manito Park on Saturday morning. Several joggers witnessed the shooting. Police have not released a description as they …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Lack of public involvement leads Stuckart to reject Meidl’s appointment as police chief
City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he would vote against Craig Meidl’s appointment as Spokane’s police chief Monday night. He will urge his fellow council members to do …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
New police chief Meidl offers salute apology, says he wants council confirmation
In an interview Tuesday, newly-appointed Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl offered an apology to the community for saluting Karl Thompson, the officer convicted of civil rights violations in the death …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Shooting on lower South Hill results in minor injuries
A person received a minor gunshot wound in a Sunday morning shooting near the intersection of Cedar and Sixth streets on Spokane’s lower South Hill, police said.
Sun., July 10, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Spokane police: Driver of stolen car fled crash that injured pregnant woman
The Spokane Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash Sunday that left a pregnant woman injured and officers searching for the driver of a reportedly stolen car.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Police arrest suspected Cathedral vandal
Spokane police arrested a 27-year-old man Saturday suspected of vandalizing Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral. James Meier has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after he entered the …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
Spokane police officers arrest Idaho murder suspect
Two Spokane police officers nabbed an Idaho murder suspect Saturday night. Officers Chris Johnson and Joe Matt arrested the suspect, James P. Mancuso, who matched the description of a reckless …
Sun., June 19, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Police investigate body found Sunday in Spokane River
Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a body found Sunday morning in the Spokane River south of Mission Park. No details were released on the dead person or the …
Sun., June 5, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Man dangling from I-90 overpass taken into custody
A man found hanging Saturday night from the Thor Street overpass on Interstate 90 was taken into protective custody. Traffic on the freeway was stopped in both directions while Spokane …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
Woman says she was imprisoned, drugged, repeatedly raped in Spokane storage unit
A homeless woman told Spokane police she was drugged and repeatedly raped while being held for several days in a storage unit in the Chief Garry Park neighborhood.
Sun., May 1, 2016, 6:24 p.m.
Spokane police on lookout for domestic violence suspect
The Spokane Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted domestic violence suspect thought to be in the Indian Trail area. He may be …
Sun., May 1, 2016, 7:32 a.m.
Spokane police shoot man reportedly threatening people with machete
A Spokane police officer shot a man armed with a machete early Sunday morning in east downtown. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and no officers …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Spokane Police Department’s new bloodhound will track missing children
Daisy, a 14-month-old bloodhound, is the newest member of the Spokane Police Department’s K9 unit. She was brought on specifically to track missing children and vulnerable adults.