Stories tagged: Spokane Police
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 8 p.m.
Murder suspect crashed into deputy’s car in Spokane Valley
William Bost was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife early Saturday, hours after crashing into a deputy’s patrol car in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Spokane police say South Hill apartment shooting may have been motivated by eviction notice
A woman accused of gunning down a South Hill apartment complex owner and manager last week may have done so because her father was facing eviction, according to police.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Spokane Police investigating after man found dead in car on South Hill
A man was found dead in a car near 18th Avenue and Arthur Street in the Rockwood neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Spokane Police officer’s use of force justified in September shooting
Spokane police Officer Tucker Seitz was justified in shooting Antonio Davis in September, according to the Spokane County prosecutor’s office. Davis, 25, was shot in the arm after police say …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Police identify officers who shot and killed suspect in Hillyard shootout
Officers David Stone and Brent Armstrong shot 59-year-old Jim Danforth after the man opened fire on the two officers in their patrol car,
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
DUI suspect crashes car into Spokane police vehicle
A drunk driver collided with a Spokane police vehicle Tuesday evening, sending the officer to the hospital, according to police reports.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 12:24 a.m.
Man shot, killed after opening fire on Spokane police in Hillyard
Spokane police officers shot and killed a man during a Tuesday night gunfight in Hillyard.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:40 a.m.
Police say woman used complex ruse to kidnap baby in Spokane
Fern T. Littlecalf, jailed on three counts of second-degree kidnapping, had what police describe as an extensive network of fake names and aliases, all working together for one goal: to …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Suspect in Sims shooting held on $1 million bond
The man accused of killing former Spokane Empire football player Carl Sims had his first day in court Thursday afternoon.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Suspect named in Carl Sims shooting as former teammates express sorrow, disbelief
One of the league’s most decorated wide receivers, former Spokane Empire star Carl Sims, was shot and killed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, former Empire coach Adam Shackleford confirmed …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Former Spokane Empire star player Carl Sims killed downtown
Former Spokane Empire wide receiver Carl Sims was shot and killed early Sunday morning in downtown Spokane. He was one the top Indoor Football League receivers in the league’s history.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Investigation ongoing after fatal officer-involved shooting in northwest Spokane
A day after a man was killed by police in the Shadle Walmart parking lot, the Spokane Police Department is still mum on the events that led up to the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Driver of stolen SUV shot, killed by Spokane police at Shadle Center
Spokane police fatally shot a man Wednesday evening in the parking lot of the Shadle Center Walmart.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office recommends three domestic violence charges against Spokane police officer
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is recommending that prosecutors not only re-file a charge of domestic violence assault against a Spokane Police Officer, but a detective believes the officer should …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Spokane is a leader as body cameras catch on at more police departments
Denis McCormick’s job is to monitor complaints about Denver police officers. When the department was getting ready to start wearing body cameras, he found out by reading about it in …
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 …