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The Spokane Police Department on Wednesday released graphic body camera footage of a February incident in which an officer shouted “I will f***ing kill you” and “I’m going to put a bullet in your brain” before hoisting a police dog into the cab of a pickup truck to subdue a man.
An interactive use-of-force dashboard was launched on Tuesday on the Office of Police Ombudsman’s website.
Spokane drivers will have at least 30,000 reasons to ease up on the gas pedal Thursday morning. That’s how many students will be walking, driving, busing and perhaps even skateboarding to dozens of buildings in the Spokane Public Schools District.
Spokane’s police chief and mayor have declared state Rep. Matt Shea unfit for office after leaked emails revealed the Spokane Valley lawmaker sought to conduct surveillance on local progressive leaders as part of his quest to establish a 51st state governed exclusively by Christians.
Spokane police patches and badges sport the date 1884, but a town marshal, Eugene Hyde, was on duty three years previously. It’s taken a dedicated band of historians, including the late Tony Bamonte, to correct the error.
Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back to the heart of downtown and boosting police patrols on foot and bicycle.
If Mayor David Condon doesn’t reject a Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude the police ombudsman from an investigation, he’ll render the ombudsman system meaningless
Would it surprise you to know that crime in Spokane – and crime downtown, in particular – is down significantly so far this year?
Some activists say cash bail creates a two-tiered justice system in which poor defendants remain locked up before trial, while rich ones can pay to get out. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and others argue it’s a necessary tool for protecting the community and ensuring defendants show up to court.
Members of the Spokane City Council will not sign a nondisclosure agreement requested by the Spokane Police Guild before they review footage of an arrest in February that the agency’s independent watchdog has indicated is troubling.
Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl will head a statewide group of Washington’s police and sheriff department leaders.
City officials notched a legislative victory Tuesday after some three years of lobbying, and hope it will translate into a victory in a fight against car theft.
House gives final approval to program that could send career car thieves down a better road after they get out of prison.
Spokane officials make another pitch for a state program to provide for tighter supervision of auto thieves after they leave prison.
Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better police training in Spokane.
The Police Ombudsman Commission is arguing that members of the department are withholding certain information needed to perform civilian oversight of law enforcement. The complaint comes in the midst of contract talks with the union representing Spokane’s uniformed police officers, who have been working under a contract that expired in 2016.
Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester near the Spokane Club for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
The Spokane Police Department released a final report on a years-long police reform initiative in partnership with the Department of Justice.
The president of the union representing Spokane’s police brass pushed back Thursday on comments made by Councilman Breean Beggs about a proposal that would allow the city to post some internal affairs and officer-involved shooting investigations online.
It was January 2016, and Spokane police Officer Chris McMurtrey had a man in his cruiser who he had arrested in a domestic violence case. The man taunted and threatened McMurtrey, who lost his cool and unleashed a profane tirade against the suspect. McMurtrey’s body camera captured the incident, including him stopping the car to more forcefully berate the suspect.