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Spin Control Spokane Police Department archive

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

Recorded man pleads guilty to drug charges

The man captured on camera at a downtown skate park handing out what later tested as methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to charges and given credit for time served in jail. Tyas Kelly, 21, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and possession of...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014


Frank Straub answers questions on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his first press conference since he was named Spokane's Director of Law Enforcement by the Spokane City Council on Monday. (Jonathan Brunt)

What if Straub doesn't get commissioned? 

If the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission today doesn’t grant the new leader of the Spokane Police Department’s request to waive a requirement to join the state police academy, it’s unclear if the city will bother making him the chief. City officials are confident...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012

MONDAY, SEPT. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2011

MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011



This botton was made by supporters of Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick in response to a no confidence vote in the chief's office from the Spokane Police Guild.

Other unions show support for Kirkpatrick

Division in the Spokane Police Department has been made clear by the March no confidence vote held by the Spokane Police Guild.Some supporters of Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick within the department responded by printing and wearing the button pictured above, and it appears she has...

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2009


What’s in a word? When the word is “lunge”, it could be quite a bit.That’s lunge the verb, as in the Spokane Police Department’s repeated insistence that Otto Zehm “lunged” at Officer Karl Thompson the night of March 18, 2006, in an altercation that led...

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City to PD: We may need cuts in 2010

Spokane Police were told Thursday to begin thinking creatively about a cut to their budget next year which could top $2 million. Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, Mayor Mary Verner and Chief Financial Officer Gavin Cooley held a closed-door meeting with more than 100 members of the...

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