Stories tagged: larry haskell
Fri., Feb. 14, 2020
Spokane has gone to great lengths to get good information and develop good ideas about how to dispense justice more smartly. But all the good ideas and hopeful recommendations will …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Kyle Treece, who worked in the prosecutor’s office for 13 years, was fired on Oct. 18. Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Tony Hazel found Treece in contempt and fined …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019
Spokane police Officer Daniel Lesser was placed on administrative leave after he fired two rounds at Charles E. Jackson Jr. on the afternoon of July 6. Jackson had allegedly pointed …
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
An important question looms following last week’s decision by Prosecutor Larry Haskell that the shooting of David Novak by Spokane police was justified: Where is the body-cam support?
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019
The biggest legal question stemming from the Freeman High School shooting was not necessarily who pulled the trigger: It was whether the young man who was caught at the scene, …
UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019
Nearly two years in the waiting, attorneys finally began on Monday presenting evidence to determine whether accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried for murder as a …
Thu., June 27, 2019
Secretary in Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigns amid accusations that she illegally recorded co-workers
A secretary with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office resigned this month amid a criminal investigation that alleges she illegally recorded her co-workers discussing sensitive information multiple times.
Sat., May 25, 2019
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan pumped his fist while leading his audience in an enthusiastic chant Thursday evening, seemingly offering full-throated support to a conservative secessionist movement that would turn …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019
A fundraising event for the proposed creation of a 51st state called Liberty started on a tense note Thursday evening as onetime loyalists of state Rep. Matt Shea held what …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019
A man suspected of breaking his 3-year-old son’s leg and splinting it with a Pringles potato chip can, which was among a list of injuries discovered on three children that …
UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019
A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Friday to a vicious rape of a Spokane Valley gas station clerk who said she was abducted and choked to near unconsciousness several times …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018
Prosecutors have again delayed a hearing to determine whether suspected Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe will be tried as a juvenile or adult.
Thu., May 31, 2018
McMorris Rodgers tells local officials House-passed prison reform bill ‘a step’ to address overcrowding
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told a roundtable of local officials Wednesday that a federal prison reform bill passed by Congress last week was “an idea whose time has come.”
UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018
A judge ruled Monday that all the statements that Caleb Sharpe gave Spokane County sheriff’s detectives just minutes after the Freeman High School shooting can be used in the hearing …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
A group of local leaders has asked Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell to reconsider a provision in some case-resolution agreements that could inadvertently impose life-wrecking consequences on refugees and legal …
Tue., Feb. 20, 2018
Spokane officials ask House committee to back a special program to have special supervision of car thieves after they’re released from prison.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
The daughter of a prominent Spokane County prosecutor was charged Monday with threatening to bomb and kill co-workers at a Spokane day care.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
The Spokane County commissioners may walk away from a proposal to raise property taxes to fix an estimated $10 million budget shortfall.
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017
The Spokane Police Department has released body camera footage showing the shooting of Charlston Harper outside of a downtown Spokane bar last year.
Fri., June 30, 2017
Drug court is a proven alternative to jailing offenders, however Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell is reluctant to use the program for those with lengthy criminal records.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017
The Washington Department of Heath has launched an investigation into the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office following a complaint filed earlier this month by someone seeking a review of a …
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017
Charlston Harper says he doesn’t remember much from the night, almost a year ago, when a Spokane police officer shot him with a rifle outside a downtown bar.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017
The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory is expected to run tests next week on the gun that killed Brenda Thurman in Spokane Valley.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan tried to explain his view of transgender rights and restroom use during a forum sponsored by the Spokane chapter of the NAACP on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
A unusual dispute between investigators, prosecutors and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office regarding the findings of a 2012 autopsy has allowed a man linked to two Spokane killings to …
Fri., March 17, 2017
Thursday was the last day on the job for Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Joe Kuhlman, who resigned. But nobody is saying why.
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017
A standing room only crowd in Spokane Valley Saturday cheered and chanted “USA” in response to several speakers, including Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
Convicted killer Roy H. Murry will not face the death penalty. But barring a successful appeal, the gun-loving Iraq War veteran will never again walk free.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
A jury convicted Roy H. Murry of murdering three members of his ex-wife’s family in a grisly ambush that ended when he torched the family’s Colbert-area home to try to …