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Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested on Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Ex-Dallas police officer facing murder charge in shooting of unarmed neighbor

A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on murder charges Friday, nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she said she entered by …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Two years after killing of Coeur d’Alene police officer, ‘K27’ still showing community’s strength

Thousands in Kootenai County use the the symbol “K27” – Moore’s dispatch call-sign – as a rallying cry and a show of support for the thin blue line.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017

Jury trial in police killing case to remain in Kootenai County

A northern Idaho judge has ruled that the jury trial for a man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer will remain in Kootenai County.


Bonner County Deputy injured in 2016 shooting to return to duty

Bonner County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Gagnon, who was shot while serving an arrest warrant in January 2016, has received a full medical release and will return to duty on Sunday.


Teenage girl charged as adult in Seattle robbery that led to three police officers hurt

A 17-year-old girl has been charged as an adult in an incident in which another suspect died and three officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire in downtown Seattle.


Doctor: Officer shot in Washington state gradually improving

A Washington state police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week is making incremental improvements, but it’s too soon to say what his …


Officer shooting probe gives Alaska police break in five homicide cases

The horrific shooting of an Anchorage police officer has led to an unexpected break in a series of outdoor deaths that have gone unsolved for months and left people uneasy …


2 previous complaints against academy shooting officer

The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a citizen academy “shoot/don’t shoot” class resigned from his previous department shortly after two excessive force complaints were filed …


Trial in killing of Coeur d’Alene officer set for 2017

The murder trial of the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer last year has been pushed back to Feb. 6, 2017. The trial, which could last a …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2015

Officers recount CdA police shooting, manhunt for suspect

Police officers testified Wednesday about the stressful and emotional moments after they found Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore sprawled on a street, bleeding and unresponsive, and how they tried …


Coeur d’Alene police officer dies after being shot in line of duty

A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year …


Stevens County detective involved in fatal shooting

An off-duty Stevens County detective shot and killed a man Tuesday night at a rural home near the Columbia River, according to Spokane County investigators called in to handle the …


Creach family files civil rights lawsuit

The family of a Spokane Valley pastor killed last year by a sheriff’s deputy has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Pastor …


Clark: Tucker made right call in a sad case

So the verdict is finally in. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will NOT charge the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly Spokane Valley pastor last August.


Officers in shooting named

Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …


Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named

The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …


Man killed by deputy had been suicidal

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …


Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy

Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …


Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d

The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.


Police shooting scene examined again

A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …


Prosecuter receives Creach autopsy

The autopsy report of pastor Wayne Scott Creach has been turned over to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, but it does little to answer many of the family’s questions. Creach’s …


Woman shot by officer faces charges

An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …


Trooper says shooting was unintentional

A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. …


Creach son questions Valley police contract

The son of pastor Wayne Scott Creach, killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last month, urged the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday to change its police services contract …


Sheriff releases tapes of dispatches after pastor’s shooting

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes Monday documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The …


Police report details pastor’s shooting

Deputy Brian Hirzel told investigators that he feared for his life before he fired the shot that killed Pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The 733-page investigative file released Thursday by the …


Sheriff’s Office reports detail pastor’s gun use

Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45-caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and …


Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case

The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …


Vestal: Kirkpatrick’s ‘protocol’ lecture missed the point

Earlier this week, 13 days after a cop fatally shot a citizen on his own property, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick appeared before the public. Basic information about the shooting …