In a climate where many people are afraid of being the victims of hate crimes, misinformation can spread easily.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016
NBC's Dateline program on Friday night will look into the 2013 murder of Doug Carlile in his Spokane home. Here's a look back at our coverage, with some primary documents, on-the-ground reporting and courtroom recaps to read as you watch.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2016
Sgt. John Gately hasn't been in the news for a while, but his case is moving through a Spokane Police Department's Internal Affairs investigation.
TUESDAY, AUG. 2, 2016
Newly-appointed Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl offered an apology for the hurt caused by his salute of former officer Karl Thompson following Thompson's conviction for violating civil rights in the death of Otto Zehm.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who questioned the selection of Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub in 2012, hasn't been asked for his opinion in the search for a new chief to replace Straub.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016
A group of swimmers at a Cheney apartment complex may have overreacted when told the pool was closed and they should get out.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
New video shows seven-year-old Officer Sierra Shank going through training and stopping bad guys during her Make-A-Wish day in Spokane.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
Spokane police allowed to review body camera footage before interviews in officer-involved shootings 5
Spokane police are allowing officers involved in shootings or other critical incidents to review body camera footage before they are interviewed by investigators.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
The police department has a plan to put more data online. And no, it won't be in PDFs.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
What kind of people decide to tangle with an armed burglar while waiting for the police to show up? Probably the same type who name their kid "Danger."
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
A meeting of Spokane's police ombudsman commission turned tense Tuesday night as one member made an impassioned case for ending efforts to secure a visa for a permanent police ombudsman candidate.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016
Spokane police Capt. Brad Arleth, who was reprimanded for moving office furniture during a relocation of the downtown precinct in late December, is disputing the finding that he was insubordinate.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016
James Henrikson's defense team called an Arizona man to offer another account of Kristopher Clarke's killing that differed from the one told by confessed killer Timothy Suckow.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016
SPD has so far updated six policies following a 2014 review by the Department of Justice. More are forthcoming.
Newly-appointed law enforcement director Jim McDevitt will be paid about $64,000 for four months of temporary work and won't have authority to fire or hire Spokane Police Department employees.
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2016
U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza ruled Tuesday that prosecutors should have turned over a series of texts between Spokane Police Detective Mark Burbridge and defense witness Robert Delao to James Henrikson's defense team. But Mendoza wants involved parties to testify before ruling on whether a mistrial or continuance is necessary.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016
Jeff Dobrow, the son of retiring Spokane interim police Chief Rick Dobrow, sent an open letter Wednesday to Mayor David Condon criticizing the Mayor for requiring a bachelor's degree for the chief job. Dobrow announced last week he would retire March 1 and said his…
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016
TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016
The two men that James Henrikson's defense team say are using their client as a scapegoat spoke about their criminal activity in testimony Tuesday morning.
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016
Timothy Suckow, 52, said he did not want to kill Douglas Carlile when he lie in wait in the South Hill man's home Dec. 15, 2013. He said he'd been ordered there by James Henrikson, and instead meant only to rob Carlile, who was shot and killed.
THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 2016
Eleven men and seven women were picked Thursday from a pool of about 80 Central Washington residents to determine the innocence or guilt of James Henrikson, who is facing life in prison after being charged with 11 criminal counts, including murder-for-hire.
TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2016
Attorneys on Tuesday once again pressed potential jurors in the Tri-Cities trial of accused murder-for-hire mastermind James Henrikson about how much they'd heard about the case in the media.
Tim Schwering, the civilian director of the Spokane Police Department's accountability office, won't be a civilian much longer.
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