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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 10 p.m.

Judge denies new rape trial for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis

A judge rejected a new rape trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer during a heavy-drinking house party three years ago.


Judge’s decision on appeal for new trial in Gordon Ennis rape case delayed a week

A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Gordon Ennis to argue for new trial Friday

A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ex-Spokane police officer convicted of rape claims another officer had sex with victim

As part of his request for a new trial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis alleges another officer had sexual contact with the victim the same night he was convicted of …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Ennis seeks new trial in rape case

A former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting another police officer is seeking a new trial.


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be sentenced in June in rape case

A new sentencing date is set for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, who was convicted in March of raping a fellow police officer.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed

A sentencing hearing for former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis – convicted in March of sexually assaulting another officer – was delayed Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis found guilty of rape in assault of another police officer

A jury on Wednesday found Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis guilty of sexually assaulting another police officer.


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Ennis takes stand and tells jurors that sexual contact with young woman officer was consensual

Former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis testified in his own defense Tuesday that he did not sexually assault another police officer during a drunken party. He told jurors that the sexual …


Accused police officer to testify in his own rape trial defense

A former Spokane Police officer on trial for sexual assault intends to testify in his own defense Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Former police guild president will not take stand in Gordon Ennis rape trial

Former Spokane Police Guild President John Gately will not take the stand in the rape trial against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Speaking through his attorney Mark Vovos, Gatley told …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

DNA evidence presented, events explored in detail at third day of Ennis trial

In trial Thursday – the third day of the


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Spokane police officer says she has been shunned after accusing senior officer of sexual assault

Dressed in a dark blouse, her hair pulled back in a ponytail, the Spokane police officer who accused a senior officer of sexually assaulting her described how she has been …


First day of rape trial against former Spokane police officer focuses on heavy drinking

How much a woman had to drink was the recurring theme of the first day of testimony in the second-degree rape against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Following mistrial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be back in court Tuesday

It’s been eight months since a judge declared a mistrial in the second-degree rape case against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Attorneys are ready to try again.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

Judge refuses request to move Ennis rape trial over coverage

Despite a request from both the defense attorney and a deputy prosecutor, a Spokane County judge denied a motion Tuesday to move the upcoming rape trial of Spokane Police Officer …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Gordon Ennis attempted to contact rape trial witness, court documents allege

Newly released investigation reports offer specific details on how former police officer Gordon Ennis violated the terms of his release on a rape charge by attempting to contact a key …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:55 a.m.

Judge rules that Spokane police sergeant accused of rape violated release conditions

Days before a mistrial was declared in the rape trial of former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, prosecutors in the case asked that Ennis be put in jail for violating …


UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

Judge declares mistrial in sex assault case against former Spokane police officer

A judge declared a mistrial in the case against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis on Monday, the same day jury selection was expected to begin.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 10:42 p.m.

Former Spokane police officer faces rape trial Monday

Jury selection for the rape trial of former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis is expected to start Monday as attorneys call in an extra-large pool of 120 potential jurors.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 3:51 p.m.

Former Spokane Police Guild president accused of telling officer about rape investigation suspended for month

The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of sharing confidential information about a rape investigation involving a fellow officer will be suspended for a four weeks without pay.


Ex-Spokane Police Guild president John Gately won’t be retried

Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell will not re-try the former Spokane Police Guild president on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer.


Former police guild president testifies he didn’t tell rape suspect about warrant

Former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately testified in his misdemeanor trial Monday that he told a fellow officer under investigation for rape that the county might want to collect …


Trial of Police Guild president resumes Monday

Former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately’s


Attorney for Spokane officer accused of obstructing rape investigation says client worked to perform dual roles

Prosecutors argued Wednesday that two phone calls made by the former Spokane Police Guild president delayed the investigation into a rape accusation against another officer and prevented them from collecting …


Jury selection to continue Tuesday in Gately trial

Many prospective jurors in the trial of former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately said they’d heard something about the case on the news, but few recalled the details of …


First Amendment protects former Spokane police union president, lawyer argues

An attorney for former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately says Gately didn’t commit any crimes by talking to a fellow officer who was under investigation for rape.


Former police union president facing new criminal charge

Former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately entered a not guilty plea on a new charge of rendering criminal assistance in court Friday.


Shawn Vestal: Just who runs the Spokane Police Department, anyway?

Recent events within the Spokane Police Department demand more urgency to rebuild and strengthen oversight.


Former police guild president pleads not guilty

The Spokane Police Guild president accused of tipping off a fellow officer about a sexual assault investigation pleaded not guilty to felony charges Monday.