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Detective gets $700,000

A jury on Friday awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective after finding he was wrongfully fired and then retaliated against by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. The …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011, 4:50 p.m.

Jury says Kirkpatrick wrongly fired detective; awards $700k

A jury has awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective they say was wrongly fired and retaliated against by Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.


Jurors get case against city, chief

Jurors will continue deliberations today to decide whether Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick “callously manipulated” her power to attack a 16-year department veteran, or showed strong leadership skills with a …


Conviction likely to bring changes at department

The conviction of Officer Karl Thompson could mean a significant shift in the running and politics of the Spokane Police Department, some city officials and police accountability advocates said after …


Police chief apologizes to gay man beaten outside bar

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick apologized Thursday to Danny Hawkins, the gay man who was beaten last week in what he alleged was a hate crime. “Hawkins did not feel …


Counterclaim filed against Mehring

Attorneys for Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick have filed a counterclaim of malicious prosecution against a detective who is suing the chief and the city over how he was treated …


COPS holds crime-prevention event

About 40 people joined Mayor Mary Verner, Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, neighborhood resource officers, COPS representatives and crime specialists, at a COPS-sponsored community crime prevention forum at Northeast Community Center …


Spokane police to investigate fewer thefts, burglaries

If you’re a victim of a burglary, theft or car prowling in Spokane, don’t expect to get the crime solved. The Spokane Police Department announced Wednesday the official elimination of …


Clark: Police chiefs’ parting gifts will embody law, odor

The ongoing soap opera that is Spokane law enfarcement has had more twists and turns lately than a Ringling Bros. trapeze act. Fortunately, Cpl. Clark has returned to help guide …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 13, 2011, 1:26 p.m.

Spokane’s top 2 police officials leaving department

The Spokane Police Department confirmed today that both Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and Assistant Chief Jim Nicks have plans to retire within the next few months.


Detectives probe cop’s ties to bounty hunter

A senior Spokane police officer has been on paid leave for seven months as detectives probe his ties to a self-styled bounty hunter and convicted felon who’s facing kidnapping and …


Timeline of events in Otto Zehm case

• March 18, 2006: Otto Zehm, 36, a mentally ill and unemployed janitor, is beaten, Tasered and hogtied inside a Zip Trip convenience store by seven Spokane police officers after …


Council late to get Zehm news

A majority of Spokane City Council members say they weren’t told until this month that the city’s assistant police chief believes officers violated department policies in the beating of a …


Revised Nicks statement drops chief’s opinion

The sworn and signed declaration of Assistant Chief Jim Nicks that details his concerns about the police confrontation with Otto Zehm has been revised to leave out a detail about …


Shawn Vestal: Dismissal of detective sheds light on ‘Brady officer’

They call them “Brady officers.” If you ever find yourself arrested, they’re the ones you want to catch you. A Brady officer is a cop with a record of untruthfulness. …


Fired detective files $10 million claim

Fired Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey and his attorney filed a $10 million claim against the city today, arguing that police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick terminated him because he spoke out …


Spokane detective with ‘troubled work history’ fired

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey on Wednesday as a result of his alleged confrontation with a state Fish and Wildlife officer and what his termination letter …


UPDATED: Thu., July 14, 2011, 1:03 p.m.

Spokane police detective fired for ‘troubled history’

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey on Wednesday as a result of a confrontation Harvey had with a state Fish and Wildlife officer.


Quick-thinking citizens earn police chief’s plaudits

For Dillon Fabie, there was no decision to be made. Just an adrenaline rush and a quick sprint across a parking lot and there he was, restraining a suspected purse …


Verner calls for hiring more police officers

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner ordered the hiring of at least six new police officers to fill vacant positions within the department and called for adding more officers next year. The …


Clark: Interim vortex will engulf chief

In like a lioness. Out like a mugging victim. Can’t say I was too shocked to read that Anne Kirkpatrick has already told the mayor to start trolling the asylums …


Chief says time here nearing end

When Anne Kirkpatrick was interviewed to be Spokane’s police chief, she was asked how long the city could expect her to stay. Her answer was frank: about five years.


Civil suit dismissed against former officer in shooting

Former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, who was exonerated two years ago of criminal wrongdoing in the shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man, now will avoid any civil responsibility …


Civil suit against former SPD officer dismissed

Former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen won’t face any civil penalties for shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the head in 2007. U.S. District Court Judge Edward F. Shea …


Complaints against police rose in 2010

More citizens alleged misconduct by Spokane Police Department employees last year than the previous four years, but the number of complaints that resulted in discipline decreased. Police leaders attribute the …


Police chief, sheriff open to jury inquests

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick endorses conducting jury inquests into cases where someone dies while in contact with law enforcement, but she cautions, “Our politics in this community does not.” …


March organizer urges dialogue

An organizer of Spokane’s annual march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. criticized community leaders Tuesday for not opening an honest dialogue about race issues after last month’s march was targeted …


Shawn Vestal: Ombudsman shows aptitude for his job, however defined

The police chief has an excellent question about the city’s cops watchdog. What, exactly, is Tim Burns’ authority?


King Day bomb had chemical component

A bomb maker mixed chemicals with shrapnel in what law enforcement officials say was a weapon designed to inflict maximum injuries during last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. march in …


MLK bomb laced with chemical, sources say

A bomb maker mixed chemicals with shrapnel in what law enforcement officials say was a weapon designed to inflict maximum injuries during last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. march in …