Stories tagged: Spokane Police
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012
Police won’t say if suspect was armed
Law enforcement officials are refusing to say whether a man killed by deputies Wednesday was armed when he was gunned down in his girlfriend’s backyard in Spokane Valley, though the …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 5:41 P.M.
Police arrest man after South Hill stabbing
Police said a man was stabbed in the throat on South Hill on Sunday.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 3:25 P.M.
Two boys arrested in skateboard attack
Police are recommending felony assault charges be filed against two 12-year-old boys for an attack on a 13-year-old at Hillyard Skate Park.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012
Doug Clark: Straub’s relationship OK – not sure about Fravid, though
Spokane’s new police chief hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already his administration is under the fog of an Amber Alert. Amber Myers, that is.
UPDATED: MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012, 3:46 P.M.
Burns to stay longer as Police Ombudsman
The city announced today that Spokane Mayor David Condon will extend the contract of Police Ombudsman Tim Burns until the end of the year. He previously was set to leave …
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2012, 6:08 P.M.
Laughing motorist fails to elude police chase
Spokane Police arrested a 21-year-old woman today after she drove away from a traffic stop and continued to laugh as officers chased her through southeast Spokane until one officer finally …
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Thompson case: Juror claimed orders were ignored
The alternate juror who claimed last year’s trial of former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. was marred by jury misconduct was unable to provide any specific examples of …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2012, 6:50 P.M.
Mayor to select one of two chief finalists, despite panel’s rejection
Mayor David Condon said Wednesday that he is “very confident” one of two remaining finalists will be the next Spokane police chief, despite a law enforcement panel’s recommendation that he …
SATURDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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.
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …