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Keeping people out of crisis: Unit combines law enforcement, mental health worker

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Diversion Unit works to divert people experiencing mental health crises away from the hospital or jail.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Police dog helps take suspect into custody

Spokane Valley Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday responded to 911 caller who stated a man kicked in the door of a home and went inside. At about 7:30 p.m., deputies arrived …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Sheriff’s deputy’s car hit in I90 crash involving stolen car, WSP says

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car was involved in one of two crashes that occurred after a stolen car was pulled over on Interstate 90 near the Havana Street …


Sheriff: Man admitted 2 slayings; gun used in 4

A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it, according …


New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


Sheriff’s office: Teen shot by deputy during altercation

A 16-year-old boy was shot by a Bannock County sheriff’s deputy after running from a traffic stop here on Friday night, authorities said.


BRIEF: Sheriff’s office identifies deputy whose vehicle hit teenage boy

A 13-year-old boy Yakima County sheriff’s officials say was hit by a deputy responding to a Harrah home invasion early Saturday remains in serious condition at a Seattle-area hospital.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

Police searching for stabbing suspect

The Spokane Valley Police Department is searching for a man suspected of stabbing his brother during an argument.


UPDATED: Tue., June 12, 2018

Sheriff’s office: Woman’s boyfriend a person of interest

Idaho County officials are treating the disappearance of Shawnta L. Pankey of Grangeville as foul play and say the woman’s boyfriend is “a person of interest.”


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

Idaho woman sues sheriff’s office over deadly shooting

The widow of a northern Idaho man killed by Bonner County sheriff’s deputies last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department.


Idaho County sheriff now says puppy was shot

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings, whose office last week disputed claims that a puppy under the care of Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital had been shot in the jaw …


Former S. Idaho sheriff facing 2 felony charges

The former sheriff of Jerome County in south-central Idaho is facing two felony charges.


Two arrested after allegedly fleeing Latah County Sheriff

Two Washington residents were arrested in Latah County on Friday after they allegedly led the county sheriff on a brief vehicle pursuit as they attempted to flee the scene of …


Ex-deputy who accused former King County sheriff of groping countersues

An ex-deputy who accused former King County Sheriff John Urquhart of groping him in a Renton parking lot four years ago has filed a countersuit as part of a formal …


Montana sheriff resigns over jail funding

The sheriff of a northwestern Montana county has resigned in a dispute with county commissioners over funding for the county jail.


Judge won’t throw out ruling explaining Arpaio’s conviction

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s now-pardoned criminal case has refused the retired lawman’s request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

AG: Bonner County sheriff’s office cleared in corruption charge

The attorney general’s office says a North Idaho sheriff’s office did not violate public corruption laws when it concealed records to unsuccessfully hide an ongoing murder investigation.


Former Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke joining Trump PAC

Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is joining a political action committee that supports President Donald Trump, saying in an email Tuesday he will serve as spokesman and senior adviser to …


Christine Flowers: Pardon of Arpaio is shameful

On an evening when we should have all been focused on our brothers and sisters in the path of a storm, President Trump was focused on rescuing one person and …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017

Trump considers Arpaio pardon; critics call out president

President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Thousands of illegal marijuana plants seized in Adams County

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies served search warrants Wednesday on five illegal marijuana grows in the tiny unincorporated town of Cunningham.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Arizona sheriff convicted of crime for ignoring judge’s order

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been convicted of a criminal charge for disobeying a court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants.


Sheriff asks for FBI investigation fatal shooting by deputy

A Washington sheriff’s is asking the FBI investigate a fatal shooting by one of his deputies.


Montana sheriff takes leave during assault case

The attorney for a Montana county sheriff charged with misdemeanor partner or family member assault says the sheriff will be taking personal leave while his case goes through the court …


Deputies testify against ex-sheriff in Oregon force case

Klamath County deputies have testified that former Sheriff Frank Skrah used excessive force against suspects who posed no threat.


Former Los Angeles County sheriff sentenced to 3 years in prison

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three years in prison, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s …


Wisconsin Gov. Walker says he won’t remove sheriff over inmate’s dehydration death

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he won’t remove Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from office over the death of an inmate who was denied water for seven days.


Former LA County sheriff guilty of obstructing FBI probe

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt and violent guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he …


Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving

The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.


Snohomish County pays $14.3 million to man who lost legs in crash

Snohomish County will pay $14.3 million to a man who lost his legs after a sheriff’s deputy allegedly ran a stop sign in Everett and struck him last year.