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Stories tagged: police

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 26, 2020

Lawsuit: City, state failed to protect Seattle protesters

A new lawsuit says the city of Seattle and Washington state failed to protect protesters from drivers who could hurt or kill them while also allowing protesters to be injured …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 24, 2020

In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability. …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 20, 2020

Law and order vs. health care as Dems, GOP vie for suburbs

Scores of suburban districts are back in play in the GOP’s long-shot attempt to win House control in November’s election. Democrats who used health care to capture the majority in …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 19, 2020

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester’s grief

Associated Press

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 17, 2020

Police: Portland killing suspect pointed gun at officers

Associated Press

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

2 California deputies shot in apparent ambush in patrol car

Authorities searched Sunday for a gunman who shot and wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were sitting in their squad car — an apparent ambush that drew an …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 13, 2020

‘It’s just endless suffering’: One woman fears for her life as her ex-husband’s trial is delayed for COVID-19

There has “flat out, unequivocally” been a surge of suspected domestic violence perpetrators out on lowered bail or their own recognizance due to efforts to keep COVID-19 out of Spokane …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2020

State Supreme Court clears way for second sheriff recall bid

Associated Press

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Boy’s shooting raises questions about police crisis training

A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 9, 2020

Disney criticized for filming ‘Mulan’ in China’s Xinjiang

Disney is under fire for filming part of its live-action reboot “Mulan” in Xinjiang, the region in China where the government has been accused of human rights abuses against Uighurs …

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 6, 2020

Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Unions threaten work stoppages amid calls for racial justice

NEW YORK – Ahead of Labor Day, unions representing millions across several working-class sectors are threatening to authorize work stoppages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement amid calls …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020

Police: L.A. deputies shoot, kill Black man who dropped gun

LOS ANGELES — A Black man was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies after he was stopped for a traffic violation while riding a bike, then ran …

Family of man who died in police custody announces $30M suit

Associated Press

Rex Huppke: Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse and Kenosha’s vivid example of American racism

Jacob Blake didn’t kill anyone. He was shot seven times in the back by a police officer.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020

Court: Portland crowd control covers journalists, observers

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday temporarily lifted a lower court’s preliminary injunction on federal law enforcement officers’ use of force, threats and dispersal orders against journalists …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 26, 2020

Seattle officer on leave over comments, conduct at protest

Associated Press

Community-oriented policing has a long history in Spokane with two robust volunteer programs

Three horses ventured through Glass Park earlier this month, an odd sight in the north Spokane neighborhood.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2020

Police shoot, kill Black man outside store in Louisiana

Associated Press

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020

Small pipe bomb safely recovered outside Sacred Heart on Thursday night

After a bomb was discovered outside Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Thursday evening, the Spokane Police Department Bomb Squad was able to safely recover the small homemade weapon.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 18, 2020

Semitruck rolls over, loses load on I-90 near Wallace

A semitruck rolled over on Interstate 90 near Wallace, Idaho, on Monday evening, dropping a 52,000-pound refrigerant tank in the roadway, according to the Idaho State Patrol.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 16, 2020

Portland police declare riot, use smoke to clear crowd

Associated Press

WSU promises to address racial bias in policing following investigation

Washington State University announced last week a new commitment to address racial bias in policing, following an internal investigation which found campus police arrested Black people at about four times …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Portland mayor decries violent protesters as props for Trump

The mayor of Portland, a city wracked by nearly 70 consecutive nights of unrest, on Thursday angrily denounced those who attempted to set a police precinct on fire with officers …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020

Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas

Interviews by The Associated Press with medical researchers, federal regulatory agencies, and a review of U.S. government-funded scientific studies raise questions about the safety of tear gas, especially its use …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 2, 2020

Three newly graduated police officers enter a whole new world

In February, before a pandemic and resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement changed daily life in America, 14 Spokane Police Department recruits entered the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Vatican says bishops should report sex abuse to police

The Vatican told bishops around the world on Thursday they should report cases of clergy sex crimes to police even when not legally bound to do so, in its latest …

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

King County could make sheriff appointed rather than elected

SEATTLE – King County would switch to an appointed rather than an elected sheriff and the county’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight would be granted subpoena power to investigate the …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020

Faith and Values: Policing, like other aspects of society, can be prone to bad influences

Policing is not new and its history is not evil. However, the response from some officers to peaceful protesters across the nation has very publicly demonstrated that some policing tactics …

UPDATED: Mon., July 13, 2020

Protest in Pennsylvania after cop uses knee to restrain man

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Activists against police brutality expressed outrage and demanded accountability Monday after video emerged over the weekend of an officer placing his knee on a man’s head and …