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Alleged card cheats face felony charges

Small bets at poker games at the Hooters casino in Spokane Valley have led to felony charges against two North Idaho men accused of the rarely prosecuted crime of cheating while gambling. “Part of our mission is to keep gambling legal and honest so when the public goes in there to play, they know we have done everything in our power to make sure the game is fair on both sides,” said Gary Drumheller, spokesman for the Washington State Gambling Association in Spokane. “That the house is doing their part but also that the players aren’t in there doing things they shouldn’t.”

Doug Clark: What does it take to can a cop?

I’m hotter than a car hood baking under a July sun over the rehiring of Travis Smith, that disgrace of a deputy who was rightly canned last year by Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Smith racked up three internal investigations in one year, which could be some sort of record.

Ruling overturns deputy’s firing

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who was fired after he damaged a suspect’s car and mishandled drugs from a crime scene has been rehired following a state arbitrator’s ruling. Deputy Travis Smith was terminated last January for what Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called a “pattern” of poor work performance, but he was rehired after the arbitrator found that while there was just cause for disciplining him, he should keep his job.

Spokane sheriff’s deputy fired for bad behavior

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy was fired Jan. 24 after multiple investigations into allegations of criminal misconduct and poor work performance revealed a pattern of bad behavior. “If you’re a law enforcement officer, you shouldn’t be committing crimes,” said Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.

Spokane sheriff’s deputy fired for bad behavior

A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy was fired Jan. 24 after multiple investigations into allegations of criminal misconduct and poor work performance revealed a pattern of bad behavior.