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UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

The off-duty officer who shot and killed a man inside a Southern California Costco last week was attacked without warning as he held his toddler son, the policeman’s attorney said …


Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired.


Putin fires police officers involved in journalist’s case

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed two senior police officers involved in the arrest of an investigative journalist on drug charges that were later dropped for lack of evidence, …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Babysitter arrested for alleged assault of child

Spokane police arrested a babysitter Wednesday on suspicion of assaulting a child in her care.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Spokane marijuana business owner illegally sold wax and traded hundreds of pounds of weed for new car, police say

The owner of a local marijuana growing operation is facing criminal charges for allegedly selling large quantities of “weed wax” illegally.


Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 6:04 p.m.

San Francisco police chief: Journalist ‘crossed the line’

A San Francisco reporter is seeking the return of his property confiscated by police after officers with a sledgehammer raided his home and his office amid an investigation to determine …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

A Texas police officer shot and killed a woman who police say grabbed his Taser and used it on him, moments after she seemed to say “I’m pregnant” in an …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Man found dead in Browne’s Addition not killed, police spokesman says

A man was found dead in his Browne’s Addition apartment last weekend and covered in blankets with the heat running on high, leading detectives to initially believe there could be …


Officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death is scapegoat, lawyer says

The New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner is being made a scapegoat in a politically charged atmosphere, …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Police investigating improvised bombs and an arson fire in Pullman, Moscow

Pullman police began searching for an arsonist after a fire destroyed a laser tag arena on Sunday, the same day a device resembling a pipe bomb was discovered in a …


UPDATED: Sun., May 5, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Police investigating pipe bomb near Pullman park

A bomb squad has diffused what appeared to be a pipe bomb near a park in Pullman on Sunday.


Non-life threatening wounds for 3 kids in Oklahoma shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that injuries suffered by three children when Oklahoma police fired at a robbery suspect in a pickup truck are non-life threatening


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

USA Today finds 85,000 former cops, some local, investigated for misconduct

A handful of former local law enforcement officers are among the 30,000-plus who have lost their law enforcement certification due to some kind of misconduct, according to a national USA …


American flag graphic on police cars divides California town

The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

FBI rejects teen’s claim to be long-missing boy – Timmothy Pitzen of Aurora, Illinois

The FBI said Thursday DNA tests disproved the claim of a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town that he was an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years …


UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Geiger escapee apparently evades police in stolen car

A man who walked away from jail work crew this month was nearly caught by police on Sunday when he led police on a brief chase in a stolen Subaru …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Former California police officer sentenced in Spokane County for molesting child

A former Vernon, California, police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him on two counts of molesting a 7-year-old girl.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Family of bat-wielding victim in officer-involved shooting picket outside courthouse, seek answers

The family of a man shot and killed by police in January picketed Thursday outside of the Spokane County Courthouse to raise awareness about what they call an unjust police …


Pasco man is guilty of trying to kill 3 police officers

A jury found Edwin Espejo guilty Tuesday afternoon of trying to kill three police officers.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London

Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Seattle officials to consider $15K hiring bonuses for police

Seattle officials will consider a measure that offers hiring bonuses of up to $15,000 to experienced officers who join the city’s police department.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

‘Are you gay, though?’ Man records alleged assault, prompting police investigation.

It was closing time Saturday, and Sal Trejo waited for a car to pick up him and a group of friends in the Salt Lake City night. An unidentified man …


Vancouver police officer files suit alleging sex discrimination

Another gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against the city of Vancouver last month, this time by a police officer, alleging discrimination based on sex, harassment and retaliation.


Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl

An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles to have a sex with a teenage girl.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m.

Central Washington University given ‘all clear’ after active shooter report, lockdown

A report of a shooter at Central Washington University turned out to be a false alarm after the school went into lockdown and police searched and cleared the campus’ buildings.


Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

Activists and others who were disappointed by the outcome of two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer see a way …


Detectives: Burglar in closed police substation left ID

To identify the burglary suspect who broke into a closed Florida police substation and ate an officer’s chicken dinner, detectives didn’t need to lift fingerprints or get DNA from the …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Idaho police: 3 adults dead, 2 children safe after standoff

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian, Idaho on Sunday afternoon.