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McNannay out as Colfax police chief

Colfax residents who attended Tuesday’s Colfax City Council meeting expressed concern for the safety of the community after the city fired Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay on Thursday for “findings …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

Yakima police chief Rizzi’s firing came after “disappointing” review found him “disengaged” from department

A performance review identified a number of issues the city manager had with Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. before Rizzi was fired last month, including attendance, relationships inside the …


Yakima police chief to collect $106,827 after firing

Yakima police chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. may have about two months until his job is officially terminated, but he’s already out of the office.


Yakima police chief fired, department looking to future

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Jr.’s time in the city will soon come to an end.


Former Evergreen police chief says she faced ‘open hostility on an almost daily basis’

Another employee at the center of last year’s unrest at The Evergreen State College is in talks to settle a claim against the college, according to her lawyer.


Sunriver police chief accused of striking officer resigns

Sunriver Police Chief Marc Mills resigned Friday amid allegations that he struck a subordinate while on duty.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Lewiston police chief resigns

Chris Ankeny abruptly quit his job as Lewiston police chief Tuesday morning.


Oregon police chief charged with harassment

An Oregon police chief has been charged with harassment after state Justice Department investigation found that he struck a fellow officer while both were on duty.


Seattle police chief to step down after guiding reforms

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, who helped reform the department after federal officials found officers were too quick to use force against minorities, will step down at the end of …


Report: Ex-Portland mayor violated protocol in police chief shooting debacle

The former mayor of Portland ignored protocol for police-involved shootings last year when then-Chief Larry O’Dea shot a friend on a Harney County camping trip.


Ex-Honolulu police chief indicted in corruption probe

A former Honolulu police chief who retired amid a federal investigation into department-wide corruption was indicted and then arrested by U.S. authorities Friday.


Local police chief’s daughter recovering from injuries in Las Vegas shooting

Toppenish police Chief Curtis L. Ruggles said his daughter is back home and recovering from injuries she suffered in Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

A district police chief killed in western Afghanistan

An Afghan official says two police officers, including a district police chief, have been killed when their convoy was attacked by militants in western Nimroz province.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug to retire

Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug has announced his plans to retire, but says he will stay on the job until March 31 to finish a few projects and allow …


Rathdrum appoints only female police chief in Idaho

Rathdrum’s new police chief will soon become Idaho’s only woman leading a city policy agency.


Wapato hires police chief fired from Zillah

Three days after being fired, longtime Zillah police Chief Dave Simmons has been hired to lead the Wapato Police Department.


City of Spokane spent about $28,000 on police chief search

The city of Spokane spent nearly $29,000 on its yearlong search for a new police chief, according to public records compiled by The Spokesman-Review.


Mayor David Condon picks Craig Meidl to be Spokane police chief – again

Unless the City Council pushes for a third round of finalist appearances, Craig Meidl will be Spokane’s next police chief.


Editorial: Calm prevails in police search

Fortunately, a compromise was forged between the mayor and two councilmembers, Lori Kinnear and Breean Beggs, who asked for more time to bring in candidates. The mayor agreed to that …


Shawn Vestal: Lack of public involvement leads Stuckart to reject Meidl’s appointment as police chief

City Council President Ben Stuckart said Thursday that he would vote against Craig Meidl’s appointment as Spokane’s police chief Monday night. He will urge his fellow council members to do …


Police association supports chief appointment

A union for the city’s police brass released a statement Wednesday supporting the appointment of Craig Meidl as the department’s new chief. The Lieutenants and Captains Association’s statement cited Meidl’s …


Council members challenge mayor’s authority to name police chief without vote

Mayor David Condon will not immediately seek a confirmation vote for Craig Meidl, his choice to head the Spokane Police Department. Some city council members said not holding a hearing …


H.W. Braham: Questions for police chief candidates

I was asked to provide questions to the interview committee and submitted the items listed below.


Dominic Rizzi: Ex-Chicago cop, current Yakima chief says he wouldn’t change marijuana enforcement

Yakima police Chief Dominic Rizzi says he has no plans to interfere with marijuana businesses in Spokane. Rizzi, one of two finalists vying to run the Spokane Police Department, has …


Spokane Valley appoints Capt. Mark Werner new police chief

Spokane Valley City officials announced Tuesday that Capt. Mark Werner will be the city’s next police chief.


Sheriff names finalists for Valley police chief job

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


Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave

The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …


Spokane police chief job draws 31 applicants

Thirty-one people have applied to be the next chief of the Spokane Police Department, and eight of them live in Washington.


No internal candidates have applied for Spokane police chief job

With a week left to go before Spokane closes applications for a new police chief, the city already has 17 candidates to consider.


Spokane seeks a ‘stabilizing’ police chief

Spokane seeks a police chief who can be a “stabilizing leader” for a challenging department, according to a job description posted this week.