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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

Opponents, supporters of deadly force law, I-940, agree with proposed changes

House panel hears no opposition to changes to deadly force initiative, I-940, that voters approved last November.


New problem arises at Hanford

The following abridged versions of editorials do not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review’s editorial board. Walla-Walla Union Bulletin


Philip Matthew Stinson: Don’t let police own narrative

If videos don’t change the game entirely, they’re certainly better than nothing. Before smartphones made it easier for citizens to record possible malfeasance, the police owned the narrative.


Police: Weeklong Oklahoma manhunt ends with suspect dead

The subject of a weeklong manhunt who was wanted in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of two Oklahoma police officers and multiple …


Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police, black man

Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her …


Guide to fatal shooting of unarmed black man by Tulsa police

A white Oklahoma police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a Tulsa street. …


Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision …


The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released?

Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused …


Milwaukee leaders blame outsiders for violence

City leaders blamed outside agitators Monday after a second straight night of violence wracked Milwaukee’s mostly black north side in protest at the fatal shooting of a black man by …


Man charged in Georgia officer killing caught in car trunk

A man charged in the weekend slaying of a Georgia police officer was arrested early Monday in northern Florida, where sheriff’s deputies found the suspect hiding in the trunk of …


Police shootings study sparks debate on role of racial bias

A Harvard University economist found that although police nationwide are more likely to use nonfatal force against blacks and Hispanics, that racial bias didn’t translate to the use of deadly …


Police: Gunman who killed 3 was ‘seeking out’ officers

A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said Monday, a day after three law enforcement officers were killed …


Obama urges Americans to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

WASHINGTON – Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s …


Cynthia M. Allen: Lessons for all recent shootings

On both sides of the debate, familiar talking points have failed. That is usually the time to seek objective truths.


Police: 3 arrested in ‘credible threat’ to harm officers

Police arrested three suspects and were seeking a possible fourth suspect accused of stealing several handguns as part of what authorities Tuesday described as “substantial, credible threat” to harm police …


Obama pays tribute to Dallas officers shot in racial attack

DALLAS – At a memorial for slain police officers, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that a week of deeply troubling violence has appeared to expose “the deepest fault lines of …


Obama urges greater respect, understanding after shootings

MADRID – President Barack Obama on Sunday urged respect and restraint from Americans angered by the killing of black men by police, saying anything less does a “disservice to the …


Police arrests keep I-110 moving in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. – A prominent Black Lives Matter activist, three journalists and more than 120 other people were taken into custody in Louisiana over the weekend, authorities said Sunday, …


Black activists hope killings by police prompt more action from white people

This past week, as graphic videos portrayed two more deaths of blacks in encounters with police and five police officers were slain at a march in Dallas protesting the killings, …


Hundreds protest in Seattle against recent police shootings

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle to protest the police-related shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota.


Editorial: Strengthen the grip on mental illness

Nobody wins when mentally ill people are not getting treatment. Jails and shelters are stressed. Public safety deteriorates. Downtown businesses must deal with people acting out.


Washington bill would make prosecuting police shootings easier

A bill that would make it easier to charge police officers with crimes for improper use of deadly force received its first public hearing Wednesday, drawing testimony from many who …


Coeur d’Alene police shoot, kill man

A Coeur d’Alene police officer yelled “drop it!” three times before fatally shooting a man at an apartment near downtown Sunday morning, according to two women who heard the confrontation. …


Family: Man shot by Seattle police had dementia

A 77-year-old man who was shot to death by Seattle police suffered from dementia, his family said Monday. Henry Lee Sr. had the disorder and other diseases, his son, Henry …


Injured deputies making progress

Two sheriff’s deputies shot by a fugitive heroin-trafficking suspect last week continue to recover as detectives continue to investigate the crime spree that ended in the gunman’s suicide. Deputy Matt …


Judicial sense might have averted Tuesday bloodshed

Count me in as a believer in mercy and charity and all those other virtues preachers yak about on Sunday mornings. But when it comes to the serious work of …


Wallace’s release baffles Knezovich

The county’s top law enforcement officer expressed outrage Wednesday that a suspected heroin dealer facing his fourth stay in prison was released from jail just weeks before shooting two deputies …


Sheriff: Deputies Spink, Northway the kind ‘you can count on’

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway have backed each other up on patrol in north Spokane County for six years, so it’s not too surprising the men …


Car theft victim fought tenaciously

Mary Rock, 87, moved from Los Angeles to Spokane 10 years ago to escape the high rate of crime there. But on Tuesday, she found herself in the middle of …


Several killed on duty in region’s recent memory

The tense shootout that hospitalized two sheriff’s deputies Tuesday was eerily similar to a 1991 incident that also began with a traffic stop and involved a high-speed chase throughout northern …