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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Commission renews Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue’s contract

With glowing praise, the Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to renew Bart Logue’s contract to serve as the civilian watchdog of the Spokane Police Department …


Hire Logue as ombudsman

The community needs resolution more than additional deliberations. It needs to see someone doing the job. Someone they know will be around for awhile.


Consider the who, not the what, of the next police chief

Selection must start with “What do we want?”


Police ombudsman commissioners seek deeper background check on job finalist

A week after Spokane’s police chief was forced to step down because of accusations he harassed and belittled subordinates, people involved in the decision to select a new police ombudsman …


Police ombudsman commissioners seek deeper background check on job finalist

A week after Spokane’s police chief was forced to step down because of accusations he harassed and belittled subordinates, people involved in the decision to select a new police ombudsman …


Shawn Vestal: Police shouldn’t get say in their own oversight

When the committee charged with picking the top candidates to be Spokane’s next ombudsman made a decision, they formalized it through a standard bit of Robert’s Rules of Order. A …


Speakers favor Florida candidate for Spokane police ombudsman

Spokane residents at a public forum Tuesday expressed strong support for hiring Robert Breeden as Spokane’s new police ombudsman, but some speakers said they’d prefer the city continue the search …


Speakers favor Florida candidate for Spokane police ombudsman

Spokane residents expressed strong support for hiring Robert Breeden as Spokane’s new police ombudsman at a public forum Tuesday, but some speakers said they’d prefer the city continue the search …


Concerns over Spokane Police ombudsman candidate’s online comments raised at forum

A community forum for police ombudsman finalists Thursday turned tense as community members questioned comments candidate Allen Huggins made online about riots in Baltimore and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Long wait to hire Spokane police ombudsman nears end

Three finalists for Spokane’s police ombudsman will be in town this week for community interviews, signaling an end in sight for a hiring process many say has left the position …


Spokane police ombudsman finalists named

The field of applicants wanting to be Spokane’s next police ombudsman has been narrowed to three finalists and includes a retired law enforcement whistleblower from Florida, a former Southern California …


Spokane officials investigating Rachel Dolezal’s behavior on ombudsman panel

Spokane’s embattled NAACP president faces a challenge on a new front. A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as …


Spokane city officials investigating Dolezal’s work as ombudsman commissioner

A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as an Office of Police Ombudsman commissioner.


Former Mayor Hession among attorney candidates to represent ombudsman commission

Former Spokane mayor Dennis Hession is among the three attorneys the police ombudsman commission is considering contracting with for independent legal advice.