Stories tagged: Spokane Police
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Judge refuses request to move Ennis rape trial over coverage
Despite a request from both the defense attorney and a deputy prosecutor, a Spokane County judge denied a motion Tuesday to move the upcoming rape trial of Spokane Police Officer …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 6:42 a.m.
Two injured in auto-pedestrian collision in N. Spokane Costco parking lot
Two people – an adult and a child – were injured Wednesday after they were struck by a vehicle in a north Spokane parking lot.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lack of trust in police one reason why recruiting new officers has become difficult
Lack of trust in police – especially among younger people and minorities – is one reason why recruiting has become difficult.
UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
New mental health stabilization facility could provide alternatives to jails, ERs
Police in Spokane may soon have a new place to take people with mental illnesses suspected of committing crimes besides jail or an overcrowded emergency room.
UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
Spokane police chief, in wake of Seattle shooting, says outreach to minorities is ‘nonstop effort’
The fatal shooting of a pregnant woman in the vicinity of her children by Seattle police on Sunday, along with last week’s acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Toddler rescued from barricaded apartment
Police quickly ended a hostage situation involving a toddler in an apartment in the 9700 block of North Morton Court Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Judge declares mistrial in sex assault case against former Spokane police officer
A judge declared a mistrial in the case against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis on Monday, the same day jury selection was expected to begin.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Spokane Police investigate Homeland Security contractor for alleged rape and burglary
Spokane Police detectives are investigating a contractor who provides security for the Department of Homeland Security, who is suspected of flashing his badge, then knocking a woman unconscious and raping …
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
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
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
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.