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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Spokane Public Schools hires new security chief after frequent turnover

Salliejo Evers, a Gonzaga University graduate who has held similar positions in Kansas and Sunnyside, Washington, will take over as campus safety-security and risk management director on Feb. 26.

Records detail fight at Ferris High School that led to resource officer’s resignation

It all started over a tattoo and a pair of sneakers. Records released this past week by Spokane Public Schools reveal what started the Jan. 24 altercation that prompted a …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019

Ferris High School resource officer resigns; Spokane School Board hears public concerns of ‘implicit bias’

Three weeks after an African-American student was pinned by a resource officer at Ferris High School, dozens of citizens contended implicit bias within the district exists.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Shawn Vestal: Cursory Google search would have caught red flags in Spokane school resource officer hire

An internal affairs report deepens the questions about how Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy for a job at Ferris High School. Even if Shawn Audie was justified in …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Resource officer on paid leave after incident at Ferris High School

Officer Shawn Audie, a former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy, had been accused of excessive force several times before the Jan. 24 incident at Ferris.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Ferris fight draws backlash against resource officer’s tactics

A fight at Ferris High School, in which a resource officer put his knee to a student’s neck, is drawing scrutiny about why Spokane Public Schools hired a former deputy …

UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Jury rules deputies did not use excessive force in arrest that resulted in the death of William Berger

A federal jury has found that two Spokane County deputies did not use excessive force while tasing and using a neck restraint on William Berger outside a South Hill gym …

Family’s civil lawsuit goes to court four years after man dies following deputy response outside gym

An attorney representing the family of a man killed in 2013 by sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym will ask a jury this week to hold the two officers …

Deputies will not be charged

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office will not seek criminal charges against the two sheriff’s deputies who used a stun gun and a neck hold to subdue a man outside of …

Prosecutor’s office: No charges in Will Berger case

Prosecutors will not criminally charge the two deputies involved in a confrontation with 34-year-old Will Berger outside a Moran Prairie gym in June 2013, according to a news release from …

Working for change

Feet from where his son Will received the injuries from Spokane County sheriff’s deputies that claimed his life one year ago, Bill Berger called for change Friday night in a …

Deputy used chokehold on man

The man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym stopped breathing after being put into a chokehold, according to new …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2013

Tasered man stopped breathing after chokehold

New details released today indicate that the man who died last week following a confrontation with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies stopped breathing after one of the deputies put him in …