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Doug Clark: Mayor should abandon his fix-is-in pick for chief, Craig Meidl

Tuesday night found me parked in the West Central Community Center gymnasium to watch the latest episode of Spokane’s seemingly endless game show… “Who Gets to be Police Chief?”

Spokane police chief candidates address department culture in forum

Four candidates to become Spokane’s police chief answered questions from media and from the public on Tuesday.

Spokane releases new batch of finalists for police chief; names include finalists from last list

Spokane has announced the finalists for the top police position. They are John Bruce of Frisco, Texas, Robert “Bob” Lehner of Elk Grove, Calif., Craig Meidl the interim police chief, …

Panelists say police chief candidates qualified

The community leaders who discussed their interviews of police chief candidates Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. said the two appeared qualified to lead the department. Most cited some concern …

Spokane Police chief finalists address transparency, use of force at community forum

Robert Lehner and Dominic Rizzi Jr. ended a day of interviews with community members at a public forum in the West Central neighborhood Wednesday night. Audience members said they appreciated …

Robert Lehner: California chief drew kudos for handling of hate-crime killings

Robert Lehner, 61, worked his way through the ranks of the Tucson Police Department before stints as chief in Eugene, Oregon, and Elk Grove, California.

Spokane police chief finalists down to three men

Three men were named Thursday as finalists to be the next Spokane police chief. They are: