Stories tagged: Spokane Police
Sat., July 7, 2012
Family sues police after death of son
A federal lawsuit has been filed by the parents of a man shot and killed by Spokane police in 2009 after he attacked a woman with a skateboard and stabbed …
Sun., June 10, 2012, 7:22 p.m.
Man lying on Spokane street jumps up; tries to grab toddler
Spokane police said that a husband and wife driving at Stevens Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard steered to avoid a man laying in the roadway on Sunday.
Sat., May 19, 2012
Trimble sentenced for 1986 murder
A life of crime likely ended Friday as a Spokane judge sentenced a man to 17 years in prison for the brutal beating, rape and slaying of a woman on …
UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2012, 5:03 p.m.
Young girl shot in leg with Spokane police gun
A Spokane police officer’s daughter is in stable condition after being shot in the leg with her dad’s duty weapon over the weekend, authorities said this afternoon.
Tue., April 10, 2012
Property crimes frustrate sheriff
Flanked by a woman whose three daughters hid in the basement last week as a burglar ransacked their home, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich announced he’s fed up with prolific …
Thu., March 29, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
Man fleeing downtown collision drives on sidewalk
A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and …
Tue., March 27, 2012
City may dump its risk team
The city of Spokane may sever its contract with its risk management firm following allegations that the firm pressured police and a city employee to hide potentially incriminating details surrounding …
Mon., March 26, 2012, 8 p.m.
Spokane’s risk management strategy under fire
The City of Spokane may sever its contract with its risk management firm following allegations that the firm pressured police and a city employee to hide potentially incriminating details surrounding …
Mon., March 26, 2012, 6:54 a.m.
Spokane police subdue suicidal armed man
SPOKANE — Spokane police used a bean bag gun to subdue a suicidal man who advanced toward officers with a knife.
Fri., March 2, 2012
Condon fires city attorney
In the biggest shakeup of his administration yet, Spokane Mayor David Condon on Thursday fired City Attorney Howard Delaney following worsening criticism of the legal office’s handling of a series …
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.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2012
Woman’s 911 call prompts investigation of officer
Another Spokane police officer is facing potential termination after using law enforcement resources to find the home address of a woman he’d met at a Spokane Valley bar, then showing …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2012
Maybe police conduct problem was just fashion faux pas
All this talk of installing costly body cameras on Spokane police might be premature. Reining in our cowboy cops could be as simple as putting them in less-threatening duds.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2011, 9:08 a.m.
Angry man beaned by Spokane police
A domestic violence suspect was stopped by Spokane police Thursday night after one officer fired a shotgun loaded with bags of beans.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2011
County open to police-sheriff’s agency
Spokane County commissioners this week said they are open to the possibility of combining city and county law enforcement agencies. Commissioners Al French, Todd Mielke and Mark Richard sent a …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2011, 2:33 p.m.
Spokane police arrest four for residential burglary
Spokane police on Saturday arrested four people suspected of stealing a loaded gun, televisions, game systems and other property from a home in North Spokane.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2011
Pedestrian hit, killed moments after being rejected from bar
A woman who was struck and killed while walking on North Maple Street on Monday night had been refused service by a bartender moments before the accident a block away. …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, 7:14 p.m.
Southeast Blvd. reopened after injury accident
Spokane firefighters and police were on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that forced closure of Southeast Boulevard near 29th Avenue.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2011
Officer denied Zehm lunged, judge told
YAKIMA – On the eve of his anticipated testimony, Assistant Spokane police Chief Jim Nicks disclosed to prosecutors that he believes Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. tried to “manipulate” his …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2011
Council limits police reviews
Spokane’s police ombudsman on Monday lost the power to independently investigate misconduct allegations against the city’s law enforcement officers. The Spokane City Council voted 5-2 Monday to repeal police oversight …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2011, 2:06 p.m.
City must turn over e-mails for Mehring suit
The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 8:08 a.m.
Three people stabbed, two arrested in Spokane
Spokane police today were trying to sort out the circumstances that led to the stabbings of three persons early today, two of whom were expected to be booked into jail …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, 8:27 a.m.
Standoff leads to arrest of armed robbery suspect
Spokane police arrested a 24-year-old man early today in a standoff that occurred following an armed robbery of two female pedestrians on North Nevada Street.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2011
Mayor’s FAQs on Zehm case short on real answers, again
It is sad that the Otto Zehm case is becoming a political spectacle. Sad, and absolutely appropriate. Because it’s hard to see what else – apart from insistent public pressure …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011
Many things Jim Nicks didn’t do in Zehm case
Jim Nicks has taken a lot of heat lately, as well he should, for his role in the Otto Zehm case. Today, though, I come not to bury Nicks, but …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Mayor pushes to resolve Zehm suit
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner announced Tuesday that she is seeking “all courses of action” to resolve the civil case surrounding the city’s handling of the fatal 2006 confrontation between Spokane …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Truth about Zehm sure took a while
It took just five years, 20 weeks and a day. But finally we’re hearing the truth about Otto Zehm from Jim Nicks.
Thu., July 28, 2011, 8:42 a.m.
Leaking car fluid trail leads to arrests
Two men were arrested for burglary after an officer tracked down a vehicle fleeing from the pro shop at Esmeralda Golf Course early today.
Thu., July 28, 2011, 7:58 a.m.
Three men tracked down in North Spokane robbery
Three men were arrested in a northeast Spokane neighborhood on Wednesday night after a resident of the area was robbed of his prescription medication in an incident involving gunfire.
Mon., June 27, 2011
Hoopfest had wins and losses on sidelines, too
Relatively cool weather Sunday was good for just about everything at Hoopfest except water and book vendors. Despite a bargain price – two 16-ounce bottles for $1 – the “Coldest …