Stories tagged: taser
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Naked man set on fire by police stun gun
Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man’s chest hair and beard on fire.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Pullman police stunned, grappled with former Washington State cornerback after counterfeit cash incident
Pullman police used a neck hold and a Taser to subdue a former Washington State football player after he allegedly tried to spend counterfeit cash at a liquor store and …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Spokane police to get new, high-def body cameras
Spokane police will soon have brand-new body cameras that can record high-definition video. Most of the department’s 220 cameras have only been on the streets about a year - patrol …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 12:34 p.m.
Spokane deputies use Taser on armed 11-year-old boy
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies used a Taser on an 11-year-old boy after he refused to drop the knife he was holding Thursday morning.
Fri., May 15, 2015
Suspect in March chase arrested after another police pursuit
A man accused of fleeing police and then shocking an officer with the officer’s Taser in March is back in jail for allegedly leading police on yet another chase. Police …
Sun., Aug. 31, 2014
Rules for body cameras worn by Spokane police in flux
The policy that will govern use of body cameras worn by 17 Spokane police officers starting Monday has gone through several iterations, and is likely to change again before a …
Wed., May 28, 2014
Seattle hospital guards to carry Tasers
SEATTLE – Security guards for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle will start carrying Tasers next month. Hospital officials told the Seattle Times they expect the devices to help them in …
Sun., March 9, 2014
Spokane police Chief Frank Straub gets candid about cameras
Law enforcement in Spokane County is about to enter a new era in which almost all interactions between officers and citizens will be recorded. It’s an era sparked in Spokane …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Spokane City Council approves police body cameras
The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to purchase body cameras for police officers, joining other cities in adopting technology that has so far proven to lessen complaints against officer …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2013
Guns found on houseboat
Washington State Patrol detectives seized two guns from a houseboat where a National Park Service ranger shot and wounded a 43-year-old Kettle Falls man and used a stun gun and …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2013
Inmate, 57, dies at county jail
An inmate died Thursday night in the Spokane County Jail, prompting an investigation into the cause and manner of the death. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said 57-year-old John E. …
UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2013, 6:17 p.m.
Tasered man stopped breathing after chokehold
New details released today indicate that the man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies stopped breathing after one of the deputies put him in …
Tue., June 11, 2013, 9:47 a.m.
Two deputies identified in South Hill Taser incident
The two deputies involved in last week’s Taser incident at a South Hill gym have been identified by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Tue., June 11, 2013
Cause of death in Taser case remains unclear
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday it needed more time to determine how a disorderly man who was shocked with a Taser by sheriff’s deputies died. Will Berger, …
Sat., June 8, 2013
Subdued by Taser, man dies next day
A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym. The Washington State Patrol …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2013, 5:44 p.m.
Man shocked with deputy’s Taser dies
A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym.
Wed., March 27, 2013
Spokane man’s death in Benton County Jail ruled accidental
A Spokane man died in Benton County after jailers there forced him into a restraint chair during a seizure, causing the man to suffocate, a coroner ruled Tuesday. Kevin T. …
Tue., March 26, 2013, 7:11 a.m.
Coroner: Stun gun didn’t cause WA inmate’s death
KENNEWICK — The Benton County coroner says a Spokane man’s Christmas Day death in the county jail was an accident and not caused by an earlier stun gun shock.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 4:47 p.m.
Mother of man who died in jail says family wasn’t notified
The Spokane County Medical Examiner today identified the man who died during booking Sunday at the Spokane County Jail, but listed both the cause and manner of death as pending …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
Suspect dies during jail booking
A diabetic man arrested by Spokane police died during booking Sunday morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser to help subdue …
Sun., Feb. 24, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
Diabetic inmate dies after struggle in booking area
A diabetic man arrested by Spokane Police died while during booking this morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser and other …
Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Inmate dies after Taser hit in Benton County
A Spokane man imprisoned for killing three family members in a car crash near Post Falls seven years ago died Tuesday night after being shocked with a Taser at the …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012
City wins civil suit over man’s suicide
A federal judge Wednesday ruled for the city of Spokane in a $4.7 million civil lawsuit brought by the family of a suicidal man who jumped off the Monroe Street …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2011
City reconsiders Zehm strategy
The Spokane Police Department’s second-in-command believes an officer didn’t follow department policy in the fatal 2006 confrontation with Otto Zehm, contradicting his previous statements. That revelation prompted Spokane Mayor Mary …
Thu., June 9, 2011, 8:57 p.m.
Man having diabetic episode Tased by police
A driver was Tased today for resisting before police realized he was actually having a diabetic episode.
Wed., June 8, 2011
Sheriff gets $128,000 for gear
Spokane County commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich $128,223 from reserves Tuesday – about one-third of the amount he requested for equipment and software. Knezovich requested $372,631 last week, but commissioners …
Tue., May 24, 2011, 2:08 p.m.
Driver shocked with Taser after Valley police chase
An intoxicated driver was shocked with a Taser this morning after a high-speed police chase that ended with his SUV slamming through an iron fence and striking a carport at …
Sat., May 14, 2011
Ham on the lam dies with a bam
A 500-pound pig was shot to death Friday by a Washington State Patrol trooper in Spokane Valley after escaping a van and absorbing several Taser shocks. Trooper Morgan Mehaffey saw …
Wed., Jan. 5, 2011
Civil trial over use of Taser begins
A Spokane County sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of a number of use-of-force complaints appeared in court Tuesday, the first day in a civil trial brought by a …
Tue., Jan. 4, 2011, 7:49 p.m.
Civil trial begins over deputy’s use of Taser
A Spokane County Sheriff’s detective who has been the subject of a number of use-of-force complaints appeared in court Tuesday as a civil trial began by a man who claimed …