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In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday and world leaders called for action to stop the abuse, which worsened because of the coronavirus pandemic this year.
David Richards, 30, was booked into Spokane County Jail, facing multiple criminal counts from two outstanding felony warrants, domestic violence and assault of law enforcement.
Gabby Dansereau has spent the past several years advocating for domestic violence awareness by running the nonprofit Stop the Silence with her aunt. Her work has earned her the 2020 YWCA Young Woman of Achievement Award.
Stephen Seymour’s girlfriend reportedly had a broken nose, bruising on her face and multiple cuts when police arrested him.
Two Spokane officers shot and killed a suspect around 5 p.m. Thursday in Airway Heights, Sgt. Teresa Fuller said.
Albert Louie, 24, was arrested on charges of domestic violence burglary, felony harassment, and malicious mischief.
Spokane police say a domestic-violence suspect used his baby as a shield while resisting arrest Friday night.
A man suspected of choking the mother of his children multiple times and threatening to kill her was released on his own recognizance and without a no-contact order Saturday, according to court documents.
A man with prior convictions of domestic violence has been arrested on suspicion of punching his ex-girlfriend in the face in early August.
Numerous callers reported a domestic violence incident Friday afternoon where a man was attacking his wife and daughter, even chasing the daughter down the street naked.
A man broke into an Indian Trail neighborhood home Monday using an axe from the backyard of the home before police say he assaulted and attempted to strangle a person.
Republican leaders balked over the weekend at extending one of the emergency orders that suspend different laws during the COVID-19, prompting a debate over who’s protecting victims of domestic violence versus who’s protecting the rule of law.
Though the Spokane Police Department’s domestic violence cases are not on the rise, neither the department nor victim advocacy groups think those numbers are indicative of the true problem. The stay-home order has brought on unique barriers for victims, and advocacy groups in Spokane and North Idaho hope that providing a texting option could be a lifeline for some of these victims.
Public safety officials and the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition are working to help inform victims of domestic violence about resources available to help them during the state’s stay-home order.
Victims of domestic violence or abuse can receive real-time alerts of when their abuser is near, under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday, three years after it was first introduced.
Police officers are the line of last defense when someone falls through the cracks and finds themselves with nowhere to go, a host of chronic illnesses and not a cent to their name. They are on the front lines for the people in crisis in the community, and in this moment that means being out and about among people, putting themselves at risk to help others.
Police are looking for a Spokane woman, her three children and her boyfriend, who have been missing since March 11.
Stay safe, stay home. For domestic violence victims in Spokane, those imperatives are oil and water.