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Fired Spokane police detective sues city, seeks pay

Former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the department that fired him last year, seeking back pay and damages for emotional, physical and mental “injuries” to …


Zehm settlement elusive

Despite calling for “all courses of action” four months ago to settle the civil suit brought by the mother and estate of Otto Zehm, it appears Mary Verner will step …


Detective gets $700,000

A jury on Friday awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective after finding he was wrongfully fired and then retaliated against by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. The …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011

Jury says Kirkpatrick wrongly fired detective; awards $700k

A jury has awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective they say was wrongly fired and retaliated against by Chief Anne Kirkpatrick.


Jurors get case against city, chief

Jurors will continue deliberations today to decide whether Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick “callously manipulated” her power to attack a 16-year department veteran, or showed strong leadership skills with a …


Counterclaim filed against Mehring

Attorneys for Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick have filed a counterclaim of malicious prosecution against a detective who is suing the chief and the city over how he was treated …


Judge orders evidence in ‘dysfunctional’ case

The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …


City must turn over e-mails for Mehring suit

The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …


Spokane police detective alleges witness tampering

A Spokane police detective has filed a formal complaint asking the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations that Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and city attorneys have engaged in felony witness …


Detective alleges witness tampering in civil suit against the city

A Spokane Police detective has filed a formal complaint asking the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to investigate allegations that Chief Anne Kirkpatrick and city attorneys have engaged in felony witness …


Officer acquitted of threat against wife is suing city

A case that was settled in criminal court two years ago is still percolating in the Spokane Police Department, with a detective suing the city for defamation and his boss, …


Detective files claim over suspension

A Spokane police detective cleared of a felony harassment charge by a jury last year is preparing to sue the city. An attorney representing Detective Jay Mehring filed a $3.5 …


Officer on desk duty pending trial

The Spokane police officer facing federal charges in connection with the 2006 death of Otto Zehm will remain on the city’s payroll but has been reassigned to desk duty while …


Chief releases police disciplinary files

In response to criticism over two recent cases of alleged misconduct by law enforcement, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick on Monday released details of Spokane police disciplinary cases since she …


In brief: Spokane reinstates acquitted detective

A Spokane police detective suspended without pay for 17 months during a domestic violence investigation and trial has been reinstated after an internal affairs investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence …


Police detective suspended for 17 months reinstated

A Spokane police detective suspended without pay for 17 months during a domestic violence investigation and trial has been reinstated after an internal affairs investigation concluded there was insufficient evidence …


Mehring ‘grateful’ for verdict, will return to payroll

Spokane police Detective Jay Mehring will go back on the city payroll Monday after a jury acquitted him Friday of a felony harassment charge – threatening to “burn down” his …


Detective’s harassment case in the hands of jurors

After a two-week trial centering on alleged domestic violence, jurors begin deliberating today in the felony harassment trial of suspended Spokane police Detective Jay Mehring. He did not take the …


Motion to drop Mehring felony charge rejected

Superior Court Judge Michael Price declined Tuesday to dismiss a felony harassment charge against suspended Spokane police detective Jay Mehring, on trial for allegedly threatening to burn down his estranged …


Detective’s ex-wife testifies she felt manipulated by system

The former wife of Spokane police detective Jay Mehring testified Monday that after his arrest on a domestic harassment charge she confronted police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick at a public gathering. …


Detective’s supervisor testifies he wasn’t questioned

Spokane Police Department senior commanders, while investigating one of their detectives for suspected domestic violence threats, failed to question his immediate supervisor. Washington State Patrol Detective Sgt. Ken DeMello, a …


Sergeant testifies in detective’s trial

Writing an internal memo that led to felony domestic harassment charges against his friend and fellow police officer Jay Mehring was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do, Sgt. …


Friend of detective’s wife testifies

The estranged wife of a Spokane police detective felt threatened in the days before her marriage broke up, her best friend told a Superior Court jury Tuesday. Bobbie Overhoff, the …