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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Police ombudsman may recommend SWAT members start wearing body cameras

“What I think is – right now, what I would lean toward – is the most transparency possible,” Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue said of the fact that members of …

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

New tool offers public a way to analyze police use of force

An interactive use-of-force dashboard was launched on Tuesday on the Office of Police Ombudsman’s website.

Police Guild watches its watchdog, escalates protest against investigation into violent arrest

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

Commission renews Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue’s contract

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

Commission to decide if Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue keeps job

The Police Ombudsman Commission will meet in executive session on Tuesday to discuss a possible contract extension for Police Ombudsman Bart Logue.

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

Shawn Vestal: Police union again undermines independent oversight by ombudsman

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

Spokane police oversight panel pushes for further probe into officer conduct during summer protest

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 …

Spokane police chief, ombudsman say they want to rewrite use-of-force policy

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

Chief Meidl says police department will review internal affairs cases after ombudsman complaint

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, …

Logue wins job as permanent police ombudsman

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.

Shawn Vestal: There’s hope for more independent oversight of Spokane police

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 …

Both Spokane police ombudsman finalists praised after public forum

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 …

Police ombudsman, union set to negotiate access to body camera footage

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 …

Interim ombudsman asks community for police oversight goals

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 …

Hire Logue as ombudsman

The community needs resolution more than additional deliberations. It needs to see someone doing the job. Someone they know will be around for awhile.

H.W. Braham: Interim ombudsman Logue should get job

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.

Condon, Stuckart urge commission to give interim ombudsman the permanent job

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 …

Visa request of man picked to be Spokane police ombudsman denied, but commission hasn’t given up

It looks like it was prudent for the Spokane police ombudsman commission to

Commission selects Bart Logue as temporary police ombudsman

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.