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Growing number of women leading U.S. police departments

When Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm at the scandal-ridden Oakland Police Department, she inherited an agency that the city’s mayor likened to a frat house.


Anne Kirkpatrick picked for Oakland, California police chief

Former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has been chosen to lead the Oakland, California police department.


Former Spokane police chief Kirkpatrick to lead Chicago police reform

Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick has landed a job in Chicago leading police reform, the Chicago Tribue reported this morning. Kirkpatrick was named a finalist for Chicago police chief …


Chicago mayor to introduce new interim police superintendent

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has rejected three finalists recommended by the Chicago police board for the city’s top police post and selected the force’s current chief of patrol as the new …


Reports: Former Spokane Chief Kirkpatrick will not become Chicago’s top cop

Anne Kirkpatrick, one of three candidates to take over the Chicago Police Department, will not take over as the Windy City’s top cop, according to media reports. Mayor Rahm Emanuel …


Editorial: Revolving-door leadership harms police, city

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office a model of stability.


Condon says he’ll hire next Spokane police chief by July 1

Spokane should have a new police chief on the job by July 1, Mayor David Condon said Tuesday. During a meeting that sometimes grew tense, Condon discussed the next hiring …


Thoma, former Spokane police officer, loses final claim for damages

A Spokane police officer fired in 2009 after a hit-and-run, drunken driving arrest lost his final claim for damages against the city Tuesday, though his attorney has vowed to appeal. …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 27, 2014, 10:36 a.m.

Judge dismisses all claims by former SPD officer fired after DUI

A federal judge dismissed the final civil claim for damages from Bradley Thoma, a former Spokane police officer fired following a DUI arrest, against the city and a former Spokane …


Former SPD chief Kirkpatrick leaves King County Sheriff’s Office

Former Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick will leave her job with the King County Sheriff’s Office and join the FBI in an instructor role, officials said Friday.


City won’t settle suit with Spokane police officer fired after driving drunk

Two years after the Spokane City Council said “hell no” to a deal offering a job and back pay to fired police Sgt. Brad Thoma, the city is headed for …


Spokane Police Department to open two new precincts

The Spokane Police Department will open two new precincts by the end of the year, police Chief Frank Straub said Monday. The announcement brings the department closer to a community …


City settles with Stephens

Spokane taxpayers would pay Assistant Police Chief Scott Stephens $190,000 under a settlement announced Friday in which he would leave the department after he was singled out for demotion and …


Crime unit claims disputed

Spokane police Chief Frank Straub said Friday that the disbanding of the department’s property crimes unit in 2011 is an “urban legend” perpetrated by former administrators looking to boost funding …


Guild blames former officials for bungled detective firing

Spokane Police Guild officials say the blame for the botched firing of a detective lies with officials no longer in city government. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved a …


Council to weigh payout to fired, rehired detective

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …


Council to consider $350,000 firing settlement

The Spokane City Council on Monday will consider paying a fired and rehired police detective $350,000. Former Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey in July 2011, citing what …


Westside sheriff candidate taps Kirkpatrick as chief deputy

A candidate for King County Sheriff says if he wins in November, he’ll appoint former Spokane police chief Anne Kirkpatrick as his chief deputy.


Condon picks four finalists for police chief

Spokane Mayor David Condon has selected four finalists he’s considering to be the city’s next police chief.


Police ‘expectations’ accentuate positive

The five guidelines that defined the administration of former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick are history. Interim police Chief Scott Stephens told the city’s Use of Force Commission Thursday that …


Police Guild calls Thoma’s behavior ‘reprehensible’

Although the Spokane Police Guild filed a grievance in Sgt. Brad Thoma’s defense, the union on Friday called Thoma’s behavior when he drove drunk and fled from the scene of …


Kirkpatrick a finalist for Phoenix top cop job

Former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is a finalist for police chief in Phoenix, Ariz.


Editorial: Settlement with Zehms would let healing start

Mediation may be the beginning of the end to claims the family of Otto Zehm has made against the city of Spokane for his death at the hands of Spokane …


Fired Spokane police detective sues city, seeks pay

Former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the department that fired him last year, seeking back pay and damages for emotional, physical and mental “injuries” to …


Panel will review police policies, procedures

To understand why the Spokane Police Department’s use-of-force training is under a microscope, consider this disconnect: Although the state’s top police trainer concluded that the fatal 2006 confrontation with unarmed …


Interim police chief inherits challenge

Scott Stephens was taught by his father to respect everyone and never to lay hands on someone in anger, Spokane’s interim police chief said. That’s why it was hard for …


Sheriff offers to lead SPD

The search to replace Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick hasn’t even begun, but there’s already a high-profile candidate: Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Knezovich confirmed Thursday that he’s willing to …


Chief to step down Jan. 2

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick confirmed Friday that she will not wait for a new chief to be hired and will leave Jan. 2. Kirkpatrick has said as recently as …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 11, 2011, 4:21 p.m.

Spokane police chief plans to retire Jan. 2

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick confirmed Friday that she will not wait for a new police chief to be selected and will instead leave at the beginning of January.


Clark: To those who disgraced the law they swore to uphold

“Members of the Spokane Police Department will so conduct their public and private lives that they exemplify the high standards of integrity, trust, and morality demanded of a member of …