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Use-of-force case leaves questions

Brian Greear remembers the sirens that prompted him to stop his car. But the 27-year-old Spokane man says he can’t remember what happened before he awoke face down in a …


Policemen honored for response to bomb scare

The search to find the person who left a “lethal” bomb along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march has entered its second week without federal authorities …


Downtown bomb linked to hate crimes

The hunt for the person who left the bomb targeting marchers in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade will focus on two aspects: forensics and the region’s violent history with …


City Council adopts police concessions

The concessions agreed to by Spokane’s police force to save jobs and help balance the city budget include giving up a scheduled 4 percent pay raise, increasing out-of-pocket costs for …


City jobs on the line as mayor presents budget

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner presented her grim 2011 budget to the City Council on Monday still without having achieved union concessions. That means the loss of 120 city jobs remains …


Police divvy drugs to catch dealers

Two men looking for drugs found help quickly on East Sprague Avenue in Spokane last April. A drug user eager for his next high took them to a west Spokane …


Legislative panel mulls officer-involved gunfire

OLYMPIA – A year after searching for ways to reduce the deaths of police officers in the line of duty, the Legislature is looking for ways to reduce the deaths …


Officer acquitted of threat against wife is suing city

A case that was settled in criminal court two years ago is still percolating in the Spokane Police Department, with a detective suing the city for defamation and his boss, …


Vestal: Alleged givebacks are a cop-out

Give it back. This is the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mantra of this recession. Give back your job. Give back some salary. Give back your raise. Give back a …


Guild, city of Spokane spar over layoffs

Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


Police Guild threatens suit over potenial layoffs

Spokane Police Guild leaders this week sent a strong message to Mayor Mary Verner: We dare you. In a letter received by Verner on Thursday, Guild President Ernie Wuthrich warned …


City layoff list puts 120 workers at risk

Spokane administrators next week will inform about 120 workers that they will lose their jobs by the end of the year. Some could be demoted but remain on the city …


Sheriff’s Office reports detail pastor’s gun use

Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45-caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and …


Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case

The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …


Vestal: Kirkpatrick’s ‘protocol’ lecture missed the point

Earlier this week, 13 days after a cop fatally shot a citizen on his own property, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick appeared before the public. Basic information about the shooting …


Sheriff frustrated by vacation flap

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after …


Police detail Hirzel account of shooting that killed pastor

Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel said he ordered pastor Wayne Scott Creach to drop his gun multiple times, struck the 74-year-old man in the leg with a police baton …


Police chief hails Hoopfest responders

Two Spokane police officers and three citizens who helped catch men accused in a downtown shooting that injured bystanders during Hoopfest were honored Monday by Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. Detective Stacey …


City attorneys will defend officers in federal civil suit

Two Spokane police officers named in a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was stunned by police with a Taser just prior to jumping from the Monroe …


Injured police officer released, recovering

A Spokane police officer injured while driving to a robbery and stabbing was released from a hospital Monday and is recovering at home. Officer Rhian Wilkinson fractured a bone in …


Spokane officer hurt in crash goes home

A Spokane police officer injured while driving to a robbery and stabbing was released from a hospital today and is recovering at home.


Lawsuit filed over jump from bridge

Attorneys have filed a $4.7 million federal civil suit against the Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff’s Department for their failed attempt to keep a mentally ill man from …


Ombudsman can’t polish police image

For the record, I am all in favor of elevating our police ombudsman into something more than a Spokane Police Guild sock puppet. But do I think giving Tim Burns …


Council to consider plan for stronger ombudsman

An effort to expand the powers of the city of Spokane’s police ombudsman may go before the City Council on Monday night. The proposed ordinance would allow Ombudsman Tim Burns …


Kirkpatrick not among Seattle job finalists

SEATTLE – Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is not among the three finalists for the Seattle police chief job. The three finalists are the city’s Interim Chief John Diaz, Sacramento …


Seattle Times: Kirkpatrick doesn’t make cut

Interim Seattle Police Chief John Diaz and two chiefs of police from Northern California cities were selected Tuesday evening as finalists for the job of Seattle police chief.


Seattle police chief candidates narrowing to three

The list of nine candidates for the job of Seattle police chief is being narrowed to three finalists. KOMO Radio reports the selection panel is sending its recommendation Tuesday evening …


Doug Clark: Guild tape would tell different tale

(The following may or may not be a transcript from an emergency meeting of the Spokane Police Guild’s Dirty Tricks Committee that may or may not exist. Either way, no …


Editorial: Police Guild voting stunt hurt its own rank and file

Just because the Spokane Police Guild races to the defense of officers who break the law, abuse their authority or demonstrate other inappropriate conduct, that’s no reason to conclude the …


Spokane Police Guild distorted vote on chief

The extent of dissatisfaction with Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick among the rank and file may not be as bad as union leaders suggest. A document obtained by The Spokesman-Review …