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Police chief: Embattled detective received steroids

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub said Friday the married couple of a police sergeant and detective received steroids at their address in January.


Spokane councilman Mike Fagan tries to halt police pact

Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan unsuccessfully attempted to derail an employment contract agreement between the city and the police leadership union Monday night, saying “citizens still hold a grudge” against …


Shawn Vestal: Body cameras test role of public input

Interesting times for local government and picture-taking: Some Spokane police officers have started wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public, and a city vehicle has been outfitted …


Rules for body cameras worn by Spokane police in flux

The policy that will govern use of body cameras worn by 17 Spokane police officers starting Monday has gone through several iterations, and is likely to change again before a …


Increased criminal use of airsoft guns worries police

The gun in Stephen Corkery’s hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff on West Grace Avenue in March was fake, investigators say. The …


Plea deal resolves case of police consultant cited at Davenport

A Spokane Police Department consultant cited for two counts of assault after a fight in the Davenport Tower bar in May will not serve jail time under a plea deal …


Police trainer arrested in fight gets no jail time

A Spokane Police Department consultant cited for two counts of assault after a fight in the Davenport Hotel bar in May will not serve jail time under a plea deal …


Spokane Police Department gains state accreditation, will reopen training academy

In what Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub called a “major step,” the city’s police department has gained accreditation with the state and will reopen its training academy. “We are becoming, …


Straub: Police reorganization a necessary ‘series of changes’

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub this month launched his second major reorganization of the police department this year and said he may not be done making changes. “I’m not going …


Police youth consultant accused of getting into fight at Davenport Hotel

A consultant hired by the Spokane Police Department told people in the Davenport Tower Safari Lounge on Sunday that he was with the department, and repeatedly called a woman a …


Spokane police consultant thrown out of downtown hotel

A consultant hired by the Spokane Police Department told people in the Davenport Tower Safari Lounge on Sunday that he was with the department, and repeatedly called a woman a …


Sheriff, Spokane Police Department hard-pressed to keep up staffing levels

When police detectives and public information officers are told to put on a uniform and hit the streets in a patrol car, it’s evident that staffing levels are a concern. …


Spokane man shot dead by police had drug-use history

A 30-year-old man shot and killed by Spokane police outside a home in northwest Spokane on Wednesday night had a history of drug use and was barred from owning a …


Spokane police Chief Frank Straub gets candid about cameras

Law enforcement in Spokane County is about to enter a new era in which almost all interactions between officers and citizens will be recorded. It’s an era sparked in Spokane …


Red-light money left alone

Money from red-light camera tickets still must be used only on traffic safety projects. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted 4-1 to reject a proposal that would have removed …


Rick Dobrow, new Spokane police assistant chief, doesn’t meet qualifications

Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t meet the stated minimum qualifications for his new job. Rick Dobrow, who has served on the force for 20 years, was announced as the …


Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t have qualifications listed by city

Spokane’s new assistant police chief doesn’t meet the stated minimum qualifications for his new job.


Rick Dobrow named assistant Spokane police chief

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub has officially named Rick Dobrow the new assistant chief of the force, according to a news release.


Capt. Rick Dobrow is Chief Straub’s top candidate for assistant police chief

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub’s top candidate to be assistant police chief is an internal candidate. City Councilman Jon Snyder, the chairman of the city’s public safety committee, said Friday …


Job shuffle leaves top police positions vacant

A shakeup in the Spokane Police Department has left three top jobs vacant and no uniformed officers within much of the command staff. The latest change came Wednesday when the …


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Meidl steps down as assistant chief

Spokane’s assistant police chief has stepped down from his position.


Police credit public help in bank robbery arrests

A tip from a confidential source led police to a quartet of suspects in a pair of Garland neighborhood bank robberies during the past month. The four men were booked …


2013 Spokane County homicide numbers hold steady

In a year that saw violent crime dip more than 8 percent citywide, according to Spokane police records, the number of homicides in Spokane County remained on par with 2012. …


Spokane city-county dispatch systems outdated, sheriff says

Computer equipment used to dispatch law-enforcement officers in Spokane County is 20 to 25 years old. Replacing that equipment with a 21st-century computer system cannot happen soon enough, as far …


Spokane mayor, chief rally behind ombudsman proposal

Mayor David Condon and police Chief Frank Straub continued their pitch Wednesday for an independent oversight plan they say would make Spokane a regional model in law enforcement transparency. But …


Getting There: Spokane airport buys land near future runway

Spokane International Airport is expanding its land holdings to the southwest with the acquisition of 844 acres of unimproved land off the end of a future runway. Louisa Mager of …


Spokane Police Department to open two new precincts

The Spokane Police Department will open two new precincts by the end of the year, police Chief Frank Straub said Monday. The announcement brings the department closer to a community …


Tracking device alerted police to relationship between officer, suspected burglar

A tracking device placed on a car as part of a burglary investigation is how authorities uncovered an intimate relationship between a Spokane police officer and a suspected burglar, according …


Spokane City Council moves toward police leadership changes

The appointment of the Spokane Police Department’s managerial team moves forward Monday as the City Council considers shifting city money to help pay for a new captain’s position and a …


Shawn Vestal: Police shooting inquiries must be public, transparent

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 …