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  • Troopers in Chism case not punished

    The two Washington State Patrol troopers whose botched child pornography investigation cost taxpayers $2.4 million have been transferred off a sex crimes unit but have not faced any discipline for …


  • Chism settles suit against WSP for $2.4 million

    A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million. The Washington State Patrol and the attorney for Spokane Fire Department …


  • Chism settles with WSP for $2.4 million after botched child porn inquiry

    A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million.


  • Chism’s wrongful arrest lawsuit headed to trial

    A suspended Spokane firefighter’s wrongful arrest lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol over a botched child pornography investigation is headed to trial after an appellate court ruling Wednesday. A three-person …


  • Appeals court orders WSP trial as Chism files $10M claim

    A federal appeals court has reversed a decision granting immunity to State Patrol investigators who wrongly accused a Spokane firefighter of possessing child pornography, and ordered a trial to determine …


  • Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges

    COLVILLE – Embattled Spokane firefighter Todd Chism won his latest legal battle with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday when a jury cleared him of all charges stemming from a …


  • Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges

    COLVILLE – A Stevens County jury exonerated suspended Spokane Firefighter Todd Chism tonight of four felony counts and a misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation in 2010 that injured two Washington …


  • Chism, an ex-firefighter, pleads not guilty to DUI

    Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty Monday to driving while intoxicated, just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


  • Suspended firefighter pleads innocent in second DUI arrest

    Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism pleaded not guilty today to driving while intoxicated just four months after he was charged with assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers who were investigating …


  • Former Spokane firefighter Chism arrested

    Former Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. Saturday after he allegedly drove the wrong way on …


  • Chism arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Firefighter Todd Chism was arrested early today on a suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Chism was stopped about 2 a.m. after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Ash Street …


  • New prosecutor named in Todd Chism trooper case

    COLVILLE – A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during …


  • Firefighter pleads not guilty; new prosecutor appointed

    A new prosecutor was named Tuesday to handle the felony charges against Spokane fire Lt. Todd Chism, who is accused of assaulting two Washington State Patrol troopers during a confrontation …


  • Firefighter placed on unpaid status

    Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …


  • City of Spokane places Chism on unpaid layoff status

    Spokane firefighter Todd Chism has been placed on unpaid layoff status pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month.


  • Firefighter charged with felonies

    A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


  • Spokane firefighter charged in WSP confrontation

    A Spokane firefighter exonerated in a child pornography investigation two years ago threatened to beat a state trooper “to death” in a confrontation that led to felony charges Friday in …


  • Troopers use Taser, arrest firefighter

    A Spokane firefighter exonerated on child pornography charges two years ago is on paid leave again after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest. Lt. …


  • Firefighter on paid leave following WSP confrontation

    A Spokane firefighter is on paid leave after an apparently violent confrontation with state troopers during a drunken driving arrest.


  • Firefighter sues WSP over arrest

    Lawyers for Spokane firefighter Lt. Todd Chism and his family filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Washington State Patrol. Detectives arrested Chism a year ago and accused him of possessing …


  • Cleared firefighter plans suit over child porn arrest

    Todd Chism’s life changed on the January day the Washington State Patrol arrested him and accused him of possessing child pornography. A credit card number linked the Spokane Fire Department …


  • No porn found on firefighter’s computers

    State officials acknowledged Wednesday that no child pornography was found on Spokane firefighter Todd Chism’s work and home computers. “Our portion of the investigation is complete, and we are sending …


  • Firefighter says he can prove innocence

    A month after arresting a Spokane firefighter on evidence a judge called “too slim” to hold him in jail, the Washington State Patrol hasn’t offered proof that Lt. Todd Chism …


  • Firefighter accused of buying child porn

    A Spokane firefighter accused of downloading and possessing child pornography claimed Wednesday someone fraudulently used his credit card to commit the crimes that resulted in him spending the night in …

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