Stories tagged: bart logue
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Initial internal reviews, watchdog assessment raise serious concerns about exoneration in K-9 arrest
Chief Craig Meidl and Capt. Tom Hendren said they believed that the context of the arrest led them to conclude the use of force was appropriate. They did not mention …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
‘I’m going to put a bullet in your brain’: Graphic video shows Spokane officer threatening wanted man before hoisting police dog into truck
The Spokane Police Department on Wednesday released graphic body camera footage of a February incident in which an officer shouted “I will f***ing kill you” and “I’m going to put …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
An interactive use-of-force dashboard was launched on Tuesday on the Office of Police Ombudsman’s website.
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
In an escalation of its protest against an investigation into a violent February arrest, the Spokane Police Guild has filed a public records request for the communications of numerous city …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
With glowing praise, the Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to renew Bart Logue’s contract to serve as the civilian watchdog of the Spokane Police Department …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019
The Police Ombudsman Commission will meet in executive session on Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension for Police Ombudsman Bart Logue.
Sun., June 30, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude ombudsman from officer misconduct investigation should be rejected clearly
If Mayor David Condon doesn’t reject a Spokane Police Guild demand to exclude the police ombudsman from an investigation, he’ll render the ombudsman system meaningless
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018
The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Following the recommendation of Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue, a civilian panel voted unanimously Tuesday night for a deeper look into the actions of an officer responding to a protester …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Spokane, unlike other municipalities, is vague in its application of less-than-lethal tactics as laid out in the police department’s Use of Force Policy, Logue said. Specifically, there’s little clarity in …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
Bart Logue, the city’s police ombudsman, said he was not given access to nearly a dozen Internal Affairs investigations that he participated in last year for certification. At Logue’s request, …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
Bart Logue, a former diplomat and Marine Corps provost marshal, the equivalent of a police chief, will work under a three-year contract as permanent ombudsman.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
The bad news regarding police reform in Spokane is that three years after voters demanded “independent investigations” of police misconduct, we’re still debating the meaning of “independent,” as if it …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
The independence of Spokane’s police ombudsman dominated discussion at a Tuesday forum where community members questioned finalists for the job. Bart Logue, who’s been serving as the city’s interim ombudsman …
Fri., July 22, 2016
Bart Logue, Spokane’s interim police ombudsman, wants his assistant to be able to access body camera footage captured by officers in the field. But the union representing officers argue the …
Tue., April 26, 2016
Police ombudsman Bart Logue wants Spokane residents to give him a goal. Speaking to about 15 people at a Tuesday night forum, Logue said he wanted to hear ideas about …
Sun., April 17, 2016
The community needs resolution more than additional deliberations. It needs to see someone doing the job. Someone they know will be around for awhile.
Sat., April 9, 2016
Based on my assessment, Mr. Logue has a substantially and materially better track record of constituent engagement and ombudsman-related policy implementation than Mr. Humayun.
Mon., April 4, 2016
After fifteen months of uncertainty and turmoil in the police ombudsman office, Mayor David Condon and Council President Ben Stuckart think it’s time to move on. In a letter to …
Mon., March 21, 2016
It looks like it was prudent for the Spokane police ombudsman commission to
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016
Spokane’s police ombudsman commission voted Tuesday night to offer Bart Logue, a diplomat and former Marine Corps police chief, a temporary contract to serve as police ombudsman.