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Kirkpatrick a finalist for top Seattle job

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is one of 11 finalists to lead Seattle’s police force.


Spokane police chief finalist for Seattle job

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is one of 11 finalists to lead Seattle’s police force.


Victims, families share their heartaches, healing

Sitting in a courtroom Thursday listening to a man plead guilty for his role in her son’s murder, Tracey Cochran felt voiceless, and desperate. “It’s so hard to sit there …


When it comes to cop shenanigans, answers often lacking

There’s been so much crazy cop news around here lately that it’s hard to keep track of the mayhem. So I designed today’s helpful quiz as a way to test …


Editorial: Police Guild complaint about chief rings hollow

So what should the public think of the Spokane Police Guild’s no-confidence vote for Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and her administration? Not much. When the union thinks it has a story …


Union says members lack faith in police chief

Union leaders representing Spokane Police Department officers say they have approved a no-confidence vote against Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and her administration. The Spokane Police Guild said a “majority” of its …


Police union has ‘no confidence’ in Kirkpatrick

Union leaders representing Spokane Police Department officers say they have approved a no-confidence vote against Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and her administration. The Spokane Police Guild said a “majority” of its …


Spokane boy, 8, heralded for helping save mother’s life

Jason Graham may only be 8 years old, but he’s good in a crisis. The second-grader’s quick thinking saved his mother’s life when she was pinned under their van. “The …


Quick-thinking boy saves mom’s life

Jason Graham may only be 8 years old, but he’s good in a crisis. The second-grader’s quick thinking saved his mom’s life when she was pinned under their van.


City out of shooting case

A federal judge ruled Friday that the city of Spokane will not pay any civil penalties levied against former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, who shot Shonto Pete in …


Chief Anne, we hardly knew ye

It’s official. Anne Kirkpatrick is attempting to take a wedge shot out of this law enforcement sand trap we call the SPD. True, I urged her to flee back in …


Officers, deputies take to the ice for a cause

Usually, officers with the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department are on the same side.


Chief keeps eye on Seattle job

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told the Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief but avoided saying if she plans to apply for …


Kirkpatrick watching Seattle search but quiet on plans

Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick told The Seattle Times that she is closely monitoring the search for a new Seattle chief, but avoided saying if she plans to apply for …


Don’t blow off Thoma’s side of the story just yet

Let it never be said that Doug Clark’s the sort of guy who can’t admit when he’s wrong. So listen up. I totally blew it on the issue of breathalyzers …


Editorial: Law should allow firing officers for dishonesty

When police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick came to Spokane in 2006, it was a city increasingly hungry for some form of civilian oversight of its law enforcement. Asked about that, Kirkpatrick …


Fired sergeant, claiming alcohol disability, sues city

A Spokane police sergeant who was fired after a drunken hit-and-run crash filed a $4 million claim against the city of Spokane on Wednesday, saying he was wrongfully fired because …


Doug Clark: Police chief is suddenly America’s most wanted

I’m weighing the merits of chocolate vs. white cake in a South Hill Safeway store Sunday when a stranger walks up and tells me he’s a big fan, so right …


Spokane police may pare ranks

Spokane police would cut 24 positions, most of them by attrition, to cover the department’s share of a projected city shortfall if officers don’t agree to wage concessions, Chief Anne …


Spokane police chief applied for new job

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Wednesday downplayed suggestions that she is actively pursuing work outside Spokane, but she acknowledged applying for the top cop job in San Francisco and …


Kirkpatrick confirms she applied for San Francisco job

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Wednesday downplayed suggestions that she is actively pursuing work outside Spokane, but she acknowledged applying for the top cop job in San Francisco and …


Detective files claim over suspension

A Spokane police detective cleared of a felony harassment charge by a jury last year is preparing to sue the city. An attorney representing Detective Jay Mehring filed a $3.5 …


Doug Clark: News as hard to escape as a speeding citation

Returning from vacation is always such an emotionally traumatic time. If President Barack Obama were smart, he’d scratch all that Cash for Clunkers nonsense and instead focus on a federal …


Olsen won’t face more charges

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that she decided against asking prosecutors to consider misdemeanor charges against former Officer Jay Olsen for trying to talk to a judge about …


Spokane police issue layoffs before two begin work

The Spokane Police Department is giving two people layoff notices before they even start their first day of work.


Chief releases police disciplinary files

In response to criticism over two recent cases of alleged misconduct by law enforcement, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Monday released details of Spokane police disciplinary cases since she …


Chief releases disciplinary details

In response to criticism over two recent cases of alleged misconduct by law enforcement, Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Monday released details of Spokane police disciplinary cases since she …


Officer Olsen quits on brink of firing

Suspended Spokane police Officer Jay Olsen, acquitted by a jury last month for shooting a man in the head during a drunken off-duty chase through Peaceful Valley two years ago, …


Police ponder budget reductions for 2010

Spokane police were told Thursday to begin thinking creatively about spending cuts next year that could top $2 million. Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, Mayor Mary Verner and Chief Financial Officer …


Police image cited in review of vote

The Spokane Police Department’s battered reputation may have hurt the city’s ability to win public support for new taxes, some elected leaders say. Earlier this month, voters rejected an $18.5 …