Stories tagged: dan lesser
UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020
Spokane police brass should have looked more critically and with greater transparency at an officer’s use of his police dog to apprehend a fleeing suspect in a trapped truck in …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
Officer Dan Lesser received one day of unpaid suspension for shouting vulgar death threats and failing to immediately activate his body camera during a February arrest in which he released …
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 …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
Shawn Vestal: Use of K-9, incendiary threats in arrest show the need for outside oversight of Spokane police
This moment is precisely why the ombudsman’s office exists. The police department has essentially signed off on everything in the video but Lesser’s demeanor. But we’ve got to have more …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
A woman claims a police dog owned by the Spokane Police Department bit her without provocation and wouldn’t release despite being ordered to do so by Officer Dan Lesser, according …
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
They say most police officers never fire a shot in the line of duty. So would it be unusual for an officer to have shot four people in the line …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013
The shots that ended a standoff two years ago on the lower South Hill continue to create a wide chasm between how a grieving family and law enforcement investigators view …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2011
A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday. Authorities said Thursday …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 29, 2011
A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2011
A reportedly armed and suicidal man was shot to death Monday night by Spokane police after a nearly two-hour standoff on the lower South Hill. The identity of the dead …
Fri., April 23, 2010
A Spokane police K-9 who died after surgery to remove a brain tumor was honored this week by the Washington State Police Canine Association.
Fri., April 2, 2010
Spokane Police this morning are crediting an alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area for helping them catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight.
Tue., July 7, 2009
Spokane Police Officer Dan Lesser has been cleared in the fatal shooting of car thief suspect Johnnie Longest.
Wed., May 27, 2009
A Pullman man motivated by the shooting of a Spokane police dog has given the department a German shepherd puppy. Nick Lungu breeds and trains the dogs for his business, …
Wed., April 15, 2009
Spokane City Councilman Al French will sponsor a public meeting tonight about bus bench advertising. Citing a 2001 city ordinance regulating signs, Spokane Mayor Mary Verner recently sent a letter …
Thu., April 9, 2009
This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails. One is entering retirement; the other is just beginning his career. The retiree could share stories of catching bad guys …
Wed., April 8, 2009
This a tale of two type-A personalities, both with tails.
Thu., March 26, 2009
Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after a confrontation last week in which the officers shot and killed a Deer Park man. Police policy requires …
Wed., March 25, 2009
Two Spokane police officers have been cleared to return to work after an incident last week in which police shot a Deer Park man to death.