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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., 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 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.


Mistrial declared in ex-police union president John Gately’s obstruction trial

A mistrial was declared Tuesday afternoon in the week-long trial of former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately Gately was accused of obstructing an investigation into a fellow officer accused …


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

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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 …


Trial begins for former Spokane Police Guild president

The trial of former Spokane Police Guild president John Gately on a misdemeanor charge related to phone calls he made to a fellow officer accused of rape is scheduled to …


Former Spokane Police Guild president now on paid leave

The former Spokane Police Guild president accused of aiding a fellow officer charged with rape will remain on paid leave pending the outcome of a misdemeanor criminal case against him.


Judge tosses charges against police union president accused of tipping off fellow officer suspected of rape

A judge threw out two criminal charges that the president of the Spokane Police Guild tipped off a fellow officer suspected of sexually assaulting another officer during a booze-fueled party …


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.


Police guild president placed on unpaid leave following criminal charges

The city has placed Spokane Police Guild president John Gately on unpaid leave after he was criminally charged last week for allegedly tipping off a fellow officer about a rape …


Spokane Police Guild president has been criminally charged

Spokane Police Guild president John Gately has been charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance and obstructing a law enforcement officer for allegedly tipping off Sgt. Gordon Ennis that he was …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 11:05 p.m.

Woman’s DNA recovered from seat belt in Spokane police sexual assault case

The DNA of the woman Spokane police officer Gordon Ennis is accused of sexually assaulting was found on the seat belt and parking brake of his car, according to new …


Police Guild president suspected of tipping off sexual assault suspect

Investigators say that Spokane Police Sgt. John Gately called fellow SPD Sgt. Gordon Ennis at least twice in the early stages of the sexual assault investigation involving Ennis, according to …


Spokane Police Guild president placed on leave

A City of Spokane spokesman announced Thursday evening that Spokane Police Sgt. John Gately has been placed on paid administrative leave as part of the investigation into an alleged sexual …


No police chief search in works; Dobrow named as interim

City leaders have no plans to begin a search for a permanent police chief after the Tuesday ouster of Frank Straub, a move police reform advocates say is a mistake. …


Spokane officers in fatal shooting of suspect identified

The Spokane Police Department has identified Sgt. John Gately, Detective Neil Gallion and Officer Jay Kernkamp as the three officers who shot and killed murder suspect Jeremy Arnold on Tuesday …


Spokane Police Guild approves contract with city

A tentative labor contract for the Spokane police union appears dead on arrival in City Council chambers because it fails to embrace the recent voter-approved mandate about investigating officer wrongdoing. …


James Rogers’ family questions death investigation

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 …


Spokane police officer suspended for ties to woman

A Spokane police officer has been suspended for two months without pay after the department determined he had been associating with a woman engaging in prostitution, drugs and burglary. Police …