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Sheriff’s Office pushes back against claims of Spokane protester arrested Sunday

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.

Spokane County jail population plunges during pandemic

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.

100 years ago in Spokane: Inmate kills city jailer

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.