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Corinne Brown was not shocked to be pulled over for speeding in August. She was going too fast.
Jeremy Logan spoke to national news media outlet Huffington Post this week, linking his own experience with law enforcement in Spokane on Sunday with other stories that have emerged nationwide alleging peaceful protesters have been taken into custody. His arrest occurred before a Sunday afternoon event protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by law enforcement in Wisconsin. Spokane County Sheriff's Cpl. Mark Gregory said Friday that Logan was arrested by members of the office wearing badges, pursuant to a warrant issued in Douglas County for his arrest in November 2013.
Some categories of crime have seen an increase during the pandemic, but others are down. Law enforcement officials say they expected a large drop in rates caused by fewer people leaving their homes, but that hasn't been the case.
Far from his roots in South Carolina, Curtis Hampton found himself in Spokane through service in the military. Now 65 and retired from a career as an operations manager at Boeing, he's has dedicated himself to advocacy.
Spokane Regional Health District Health Officer Bob Lutz issued an order Thursday to isolate a COVID-19-positive man in Spokane County Jail after he refused orders to self-isolate, according to a news release from the county.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran front-page mug shots of all four of the inmates who escaped from the Spokane County Jail two days earlier, including Jerome Kirk, described as “the gentleman burglar who entertained Mr. and Mrs. Fred Skadan at the point of his gun for five hours.”
After a daring jailbreak from the Spokane County Jail, ringleader Jerome Kirk engaged in a gunfight on the street, injured a bystander, jumped aboard a streetcar, rode it to the end of the line, ran into the basement of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Skadan, held them at gunpoint, and forced the couple to “entertain” him for five hours.
Spokane County Jail staff are isolating an inmate accused of dragging a deputy with his minivan on Friday after said he had been around a person who had COVID-19.
As Spokane County Jail staff prepares for a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the jail, county staff has asked commissioners to consider spending federal COVID-19 aid money on buying temporary jail structures to house more inmates.
Trying to keep coronavirus out of the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center has been a big job for Sgt. Justin White.
The coronavirus is creating a real-time experiment in Spokane jail reform.
A court injunction had made it a crime to belong to the Wobblies, or even wear the group’s buttons or insignia. The state Supreme Court was asked to rule on a case involving two men who were serving 90-day sentences in the Spokane County Jail for violating the injunction, i.e., being members of the Industrial Workers of the World, aka Wobblies.
Only 620 people were held in the Spokane County Jail and the Geiger Corrections Center on Friday evening, according to the county’s online jail roster. That’s roughly two-thirds of the usual inmate population.
Steve Potaskey, 35, an “insanity suspect,” somehow got out of his jail cell, seized city jailer William D. Nelson, 64, from behind and began attacking him, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Following an urgent request from jail officials, Spokane County’s district and superior courts have prepared lists of inmates who might be released to alleviate crowding and prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading in the county’s detention facilities.
“The way you’ve got to look at it is: Is committing a misdemeanor worth getting a sentence of the COVID virus?” the court administrator said.
Spokane County officials are barring friends and relatives from visiting inmates in the downtown jail and at the Geiger Corrections Center to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Officials also are suspending all educational and therapeutic programs for inmates at Geiger, as well as the inmate work crew.
Sean M. Jensen, a 21-year-old Spokane man accused of armed robbery, is now suspected of throwing urine at a corrections officer and threatening to bomb the Spokane County Jail.
Spokane County Commissioners have approved spending $50,000 to study whether putting a few hundred inmates in temporary structures, or reinforced tents, is feasible.
The Spokane County Jail will increase its 4-foot railings to the ceiling on the same floor a man died after jumping to prevent more suicides.