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  • Revamped restraint policy draws criticism in Cheney district

    Parents in Cheney are worried about a new school policy that allows school security officers to use batons and Tasers to control special-needs students. The school district acknowledges the language …


  • Council OKs spending $1.1 million on police equipment, training

    Spokane police patrol cars may soon be equipped with cameras to record encounters with the public. The Spokane City Council last week agreed to spend $1.1 million from reserves to …


  • Tasered man, 56, died of heart attack

    A man who died after being shocked with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy in North Idaho in May suffered a heart attack, officials said Friday. Daniel L. Mittelstadt, 56, …


  • Man Tasered in North Idaho died of heart attack

    A man who died after being shocked with a Taser by a sheriff’s deputy in North Idaho in May suffered a heart attack, officials announced today.


  • Sheriff argues for supplies

    Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave county commissioners a $372,631 list of equipment and software Tuesday that he’d like to buy with county reserves. Commissioners took no action, but agreed to discuss …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Taser issues advisory on use of stun guns

    Taser International is advising police agencies across the nation not to shoot its stun guns at a suspect’s chest. The Arizona-based company says such action poses a risk — albeit …


  • Cow-Tasing means 50,000 volts of fun

    Ever since spoilsports in the Washington Legislature made even attending cockfights a felony, I’ve been searching for a legal way to watch as humans show the Animal Kingdom who’s the …


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