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UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:50 p.m.

Spokane Human Rights Commission will apologize to sheriff’s office for comments on Facebook

City of Spokane Human Rights Commission leaders to apologize for racist and sexist comments made on Facebook aimed at seven newly hired Spokane County sheriff’s deputies


Commissioners give final OK on $2.25 million settlement for exonerated trio

The Spokane County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval on a $2.25 settlement between the county’s insurer and three men who were wrongfully convicted after a flawed investigation by Sheriff’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Spokane County’s insurer offers $2.25 million settlement to three men wrongfully convicted of robbery

Spokane County’s insurer has offered $2.25 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleged the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office engaged in witness-tampering and recklessness to wrongfully convict three …


Panel of citizens will set salaries for Spokane County sheriff, prosecutor

The Spokane County commissioners addressed Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich’s salary on Tuesday, although they didn’t give him the raise he’s been seeking.


Shawn Vestal: In case of exonerated men, everyone sees mistakes but the sheriff

You could look at it as a three-quarter-million-dollar mistake – that’s how much state taxpayers will likely fork over to pay for the wrongful convictions of three Spokane men in …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.

Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.

Ozzie Knezovich, Mike Fagan explain comments on Obama, transgender rights at NAACP forum

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.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. MacArthur fired, April, 11, 1951


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:19 p.m.

Teen who pointed shotgun at Spokane deputy facing attempted murder charge

A teen who was arrested for pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy Monday morning is now being charged with attempted murder, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 1:06 p.m.

Racist posting draws political ire and distracts from Spokane Valley community event

A racist Facebook post cast a shadow over the Recreation Against Racism event held Sunday at the HUB Sports Center in Spokane Valley.


Clarksville: Shooting with the sheriff leads to training lesson

Just a couple of good ol’ boys shooting a friendly game of 8-ball. With a slight difference, that is.


UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Knezovich stands behind heated comments blaming Obama for ‘war on cops’

Despite some rebukes, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich stood by


UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 4:57 p.m.

Knezovich, Haskell and Fagan praise Trump at rally in Spokane Valley

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, …


Lift tax cap to maintain vital services

Legislators shouldn’t continue to shackle local governments that are, in many instances, performing state-prescribed duties. It’s time to allow budgeting to reflect reality.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputy sues Rep. Matt Shea for defamation

A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy is suing State Rep. Matt Shea for defamation after Shea claimed on a podcast that the deputy provided the gun used in a triple murder.


Doug Clark: I prefer an armed Ozzie to an unarmed one

I all but coughed up my toast and coffee Sunday morning when I read about the sheriff having to give up his gat at the Arena Saturday night. We really …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:01 p.m.

Yes, cops can bring guns into the Spokane Arena

Law enforcement officers may bring their guns into the Spokane Arena, and soon they’ll have waivers to prove it.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich told to disarm before entering Spokane Arena

The no-weapons rule enacted at the Spokane Arena a few months ago snagged an unintended victim Saturday night - Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.


Knezovich, Stuckart, Baumgartner, Shea announce runs for McMorris Rodgers’ seat

The news that an appointment as interior secretary is imminent for Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers prompted City Council President Ben Stuckart to declare his candidacy for her vacant seat …


County officials balance budget with property taxes former commissioner says should be devoted to roads

For the third year in a row, Spokane County officials are balancing the budget by diverting money that a former commissioner says should be spent on road improvements.


Knezovich vows legal challenge to proposed oil, coal train ban in Spokane

An independent legal review of a proposal to fine the shippers of coal and oil through downtown Spokane determined it violates federal law, but City Councilman Breean Beggs said he’ll …


Shawn Vestal: Republicans, it’s time to defend Ozzie Knezovich against Matt Shea’s ‘slimes and slanders’

Shawn Vestal says it’s past time for Republican politcians and party leaders to publicly defend Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich from Rep. Matt Shea’s “slimes and slanders.”


Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says local GOP leaders reluctant to censure Rep. Matt Shea, fear far-right reprisals from the legislator

Spokane-area Republicans in elected offices appear unwilling to criticize state Rep. Matt Shea for his attacks on the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who has called on party …


Ozzie Knezovich blasts Matt Shea podcast that links sheriff’s office to triple murder

A state legislator’s claim that a fiery triple homicide north of Spokane is connected to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office drew a furious rebuke and threat of politicial payback by …


Letters cause tense moments

For the second time in as many weeks, suspicious letters have caused a stir at the Spokane County Courthouse. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich considers the letters to be a form of …


Shawn Vestal: In Holyk case, scientist’s testimony doesn’t square with investigators’ statements

What was said publicly about how a teenager’s DNA came to be on the bumper of a deputy’s cruiser doesn’t square with what the scientist who tested the DNA told …


New evidence shows Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit teenage bicyclist in 2014

New evidence shows that a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy hit a teenage bicyclist in Spokane Valley in 2014, contradicting the findings of multiple previous investigations into the incident.


Mark Werner named new Spokane Valley police chief

Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner as new police chief.


Sheriff names finalists for Valley police chief job

Spokane Valley will pick new police chief among candidates selected by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich


Spokane Valley council majority emailed about city manager, police contract, before manager’s ouster

Spokane Valley Mayor Rod Higgins received an email on Feb. 12 suggesting that then-city manager Mike Jackson “would need to be put under control and quit hiding contracts and study …