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Spokane police updates use-of-force policy to emphasize use of de-escalation techniques

The update, released Oct. 4, includes a new section on de-escalation, reporting of ethical misconduct and deadly force.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Police arrest driver who struck and killed Lime scooter rider, fled scene

A hit and run just before midnight Wednesday, left the pedestrian dead and the driver of the SUV that hit him on the run.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 7:08 a.m.

After 5-hour standoff, SWAT team arrests man inside downtown Spokane gas station he’s accused of setting on fire

Fire engulfed a downtown Spokane gas station after police used gas grenades to try to force the surrender of an armed man barricaded inside.


Hong Kong protesters, police face off in renewed clashes

Protesters in Hong Kong throw gasoline bombs, police fire tear gas in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 10:50 a.m.

Women of the Year: Meidl found her calling in policing

Spokane Police Capt. Tracie Meidl developed an affinity for proactive, community-oriented policing early in her career, and she continues to be recognized for taking that approach, even as she’s ascended …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Spokane Valley police arrest wanted woman after chase

A pursuit in Spokane Valley ended just before 5 a.m. Friday morning after deputies used spike strips and a pursuit intervention technique, or PIT, maneuver to stop the vehicle.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Spokane mayor releases initial 2020 budget, including money for 20 new police hires and $220 million in construction

Mayor David Condon’s final budget proposal for the City of Spokane includes funding for an additional 20 police officials, roadwork designed to ease congestion on the crowded Hamilton arterial and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 1:07 p.m.

Remaining recruits from Spokane Police Academy class of ‘94 honored

Not all 31 recruits who entered the Spokane Police Academy just after Labor Day in 1994 are still on the force, but 11 of them are still going strong 25 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Coffee with a Cop event to focus on engaging with those who are hard of hearing

The Spokane Police Department’s Coffee with a Cop event Thursday will focus on offering community members who are deaf or hard of hearing an opportunity to engage with local law …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Police arrest man who allegedly filmed women in changing rooms

Police arrested a man accused of filming women in a changing stall at Hut 8 clothing store in north Spokane on Tuesday.


6 police shot in standoff that ‘could have been far worse’

A gunman barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia rowhouse for 7


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 10:41 p.m.

Man in Spokane standoff taken into custody without incident

A man wanted by Spokane police barricaded himself in a multifamily home Wednesday afternoon, but was later taken into custody without incident.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 7:51 a.m.

Man suspected of shooting at police says he thought he was being robbed

A felon is accused of causing a crash with a police officer in an unmarked car on the South Hill early Tuesday morning and then shooting at him. .


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Naked man holding tree branches arrested in downtown Spokane

Police arrested a naked man Tuesday morning who appeared high and was holding tree branches in both hands while fleeing in downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Man shot, hospitalized after domestic dispute in north Spokane on Friday night, police say

A man was hospitalized in critical condition on Saturday morning after he was shot Friday night in North Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 10:20 a.m.

Jerry Gardner, longtime Cheney police chief who inspired a novel, dies at 78

Gardner started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in Southern California in the 1960s, confronting gang violence and riots against police. So the small town of Cheney might …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

Man charged with multiple felonies after allegedly firing rifle from two trucks at people in High Bridge Park

Doyle Miracle, 54, allegedly fired rounds from two different trucks within minutes of each other at the park around 1 p.m., according to a news release. No one was injured, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Russian police arrest more than 1,000 in Moscow protest

Russian police cracked down fiercely Saturday on demonstrators in central Moscow, beating some people and arresting more than 1,000 who were protesting the exclusion of opposition candidates from the ballot …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 8:49 p.m.

Sheriff’s office seeks men suspected of robbing teenager, firing gun in Spokane Valley

Detectives are searching for two men suspected of robbing a teenager and firing a gun in Spokane Valley last week.


100 years ago in Spokane: Ministers declare intention to crack down on vice-riddled streets of Spokane

The head of the committee, a branch of the Spokane Ministerial Association, declared that the group “was ready to go to the bottom of vice conditions in Spokane.”


Police seek information about SUV filmed before shooting of EWU football players

The Spokane Police Department is looking for information about the occupants of a light colored SUV caught on surveillance footage at the intersection of W. Main Ave. and Division St. …


Downtown Spokane bar says it will implement new policies amid claims of drugged drinks

The Globe Bar & Kitchen posted a news release to its Facebook page to announce it is creating new policies to guard against drink tampering after claims on social media. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose …


Spokane man sentenced to 11 years for assault

A 39-year-old man who previously sprayed bear mace at Spokane police and himself in a confrontation two summers ago will spend more than a decade in prison after striking a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 5:09 p.m.

Spokane Valley deputies arrest man who allegedly shot ground near arguing couple’s feet

Deputies say the suspect fired the gun at the victim’s feet and that she was struck with debris from the shot hitting the ground.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Two Eastern Washington football players seriously injured in downtown shooting

Two Eastern Washington football players were shot early Saturday in downtown Spokane’s central bar district, at the intersection of West Main Avenue and North Division Street.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 2:26 p.m.

Texas sheriff apologizes to Patriots player, defends deputy

A Texas sheriff says he has apologized to New England Patriots player Elandon Roberts for the actions of a deputy during a March traffic stop but also defended the deputy …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

Spokane officer who shot at man on Saturday has been involved in 4 other shootings

A Spokane police officer has been placed on paid leave after firing his gun in a Saturday arrest. The officer has come under scrutiny before for using force on the …


Witnesses: Second suspect carried pistol amid Coeur d’Alene shooting panic

Witnesses said a second man was armed with a pistol as he ran from Coeur d’Alene police officers in the chaos that followed two shooting incidents at a Fourth of …