Stories tagged: Spokane Police
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 …
Wed., May 18, 2011, 3:07 p.m.
Verner orders hiring of more Spokane police officers
Spokane Mayor Mary Verner has ordered the hiring of new police officers to fill vacant positions within the department, and is urging expansion of the force to accommodate the city’s …
Wed., March 30, 2011
GPS leads detectives to theft suspect
Spokane Police Department detectives used a GPS tracker to solve at least one recent business burglary, and they continue to investigate whether the suspect may have been involved in similar …
Fri., March 25, 2011
Appeals court upholds ruling on Zehm innocence
A jury likely will not learn that Otto Zehm was innocent of a crime when he was confronted by a Spokane police officer in a fatal encounter five years ago, …
Thu., March 24, 2011, 5:36 p.m.
Otto Zehm’s innocence not part of evidence, court rules
A jury likely will not learn that Otto Zehm was innocent of a crime when he was confronted by a Spokane Police officer in a fatal encounter five years ago, …
Mon., March 21, 2011, 7:57 a.m.
Spokane traffic stop leads to mobile drug stash
A traffic stop by Spokane police led to the discovery of a large stash of drugs and money in a Lincoln Mark III being driven by a Spokane man.
Wed., March 2, 2011, 12:59 p.m.
Civil suit against former SPD officer dismissed
Former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen won’t face any civil penalties for shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the head in 2007. U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea …
Tue., Feb. 15, 2011
Doug Clark: Cpl. Clark weighs in on law, disorder
Back by popular demand, Cpl. Clark will now answer your latest questions about cops, courts and crime. Let the illumination begin!
Fri., Feb. 11, 2011
Detective charged with obstructing state wildlife officer
A Spokane Police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with obstructing a Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officer. Detective Jeff Harvey, 46, who is vice …
Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 8:23 a.m.
Two Spokane police cars damaged in pursuit
Two Spokane police cars were damaged late Monday after a police officer stopped to ask a man why he was sitting in his car dressed in black in a neighborhood …
Fri., Jan. 21, 2011
Bomb doesn’t change parade plan
Less than a week after a bomb was found along the route of the annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., police are planning for another walk through downtown by …
Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, 9:05 a.m.
Suspicious downtown suitcase contained clothes
Spokane police and the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package found this morning on a sidewalk near the Maple Street Bridge.