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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

Spokane police to investigate officer’s use of force after criminal charges not filed

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file criminal charges Wednesday against Spokane police officer Kristopher Henderson in relation to an internal excessive force complaint in July.

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Spokane Police Guild president says Councilman Breean Beggs falsely represented union comments

The president of the union representing Spokane’s police brass pushed back Thursday on comments made by Councilman Breean Beggs about a proposal that would allow the city to post some …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Internal police investigations, body camera video could be posted online under proposed Spokane law

Spokane City Councilman Breean Beggs wants to give those requesting records on police misconduct the option of having the information posted publicly. The Spokane Police Department has voiced concerns the …

UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:33 p.m.

Lt. Tracie Meidl promoted to lead Spokane’s south precinct following brief stint in IA

Spokane police Chief Craig Meidl confirmed command staff changes that promote Lt. Tracie Meidl, his wife, to head the city’s south precinct later this summer. Craig Meidl was not involved …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

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, …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.

Spokane patrol officer benched following combative, profanity-laced tirade caught on camera

A Spokane Police officer has been on desk duty for a year after body camera footage showed an “atrocious” encounter with a suspect in the back seat of his car, …

Retired police officer selected to head Spokane Police internal affairs

The Spokane Police Department has selected retired police officer Jacquelyn MacConnell as the civilian director of the Strategic Initiatives Division, where she will oversee internal affairs and training.

Police Chief Craig Meidl’s wife will lead Internal Affairs amid command staff changes

Newly appointed police Chief Craig Meidl said he needs to rotate his top officers through different roles to ensure they’re well-rounded and experienced in different administrative tasks. His wife, Lt. …

Spokane police lieutenant receives pay bump for job he’s not technically qualified to fill

A Spokane police lieutenant received a 26 percent pay bump this year to fill a job he’s not technically qualified to hold.

Police sergeant demoted 2 ranks

A Spokane police sergeant who was found to be lying in an investigation related to her husband’s apparent use of illegal steroids will get to keep a job on the …

Handling of Spokane transgender attack detailed in report

The Spokane police officer in charge of the initial response to the assault of a transgender woman in Boots Bakery and Lounge said witnesses didn’t report any sexual slurs or …

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 police lieutenant cited for reckless driving in March

A Spokane police lieutenant is facing an internal investigation after he was cited by the Washington State Patrol in March for reckless driving during an apparent race on the freeway. …

Spokane Police sergeant faces internal investigation

Chet Gilmore, a sergeant with the Special Victims Unit, is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, the Spokane Police Department said. The investigation does not include criminal activity, according …

Chief OKs conduct probe

A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the ombudsman about how a police misconduct allegation should be investigated has been resolved after witnesses came forward with new information. …

Complaint going to mayor

A disagreement between the interim Spokane police chief and the police ombudsman about the handling of a recent complaint is getting the mayor’s attention. Ombudsman Tim Burns is asking Mayor …

Complaints against police rose in 2010

More citizens alleged misconduct by Spokane Police Department employees last year than the previous four years, but the number of complaints that resulted in discipline decreased. Police leaders attribute the …