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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020

Spokane police looking for woman recently reported missing, last seen in 2018

Police say they were doing a welfare check in northeast Spokane for Courtney C. Holden, 27, but her family was not fully cooperative with patrol officers, according to a news …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills man Friday after pursuit

A man was shot and killed Friday morning by a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy following a pursuit that ended in the backyard of a North Spokane home.


Woodward’s New Year’s resolutions: move police precinct, solve homelessness and heal council rift

In part due to her choice to retain top leaders across multiple city departments, Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward and other city leaders are confident her transition into office will be a …


Spokane police seek Saturday morning armed robbery suspect

A north Spokane Walgreens was robbed at gunpoint Saturday morning and police are looking for the suspect.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Spokane police officer facing rape charge laid off by department

A Spokane police officer charged with rape has been laid off, a department spokesman confirmed on Thursday.


Then and Now: Spokane County Courthouse grounds

The size of Spokane County’s jail has been a political question since at least the late 1930s. The current Public Safety Building was built in 1970 to relieve the stress …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Spokane police arrest 30-time felon again

Spokane police arrested Christopher D. Sheldon, 42, who has 30 prior felony convictions and was suspected of illegal firearm possession and identity theft, on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Man killed when truck falls on him in northeast Spokane

A man was killed Thursday morning when utility truck fell on a man in a driveway in northeast Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Spokane police officer accused of rape released from jail without bail, remains on paid leave

Spokane police Officer Nathan Nash, who was arrested Friday afternoon on a second-degree rape charge, was released from jail on his own recognizance the following evening, ahead of his first …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

Spokane police arrest woman in connection with more than $30,000 in stolen PTO funds

Police started investigating Mandie L. Russell, 29, the former Finch Elementary Parent Teacher Organization treasurer, after PTO officials located questionable transactions in PTO records. Investigators suspect she stole at least …


Mayor-elect Woodward, City Council may find common ground on downtown policing

Over the course of four years, there’s sure to be plenty for Mayor-elect Nadine Woodward and incoming Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs to disagree about. But the two politicians, …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Spokane man extends 26-felony rap sheet with 3rd arrest this year

Spokane police have arrested a 46-year-old man for the third time this year, adding to a lengthy rap sheet that already includes 26 felony convictions.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Spokane police search for hit-and-run driver who put child in hospital

Spokane police are searching for the driver of a maroon Buick sedan that struck a child on North Post Street and fled the scene.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Distracted driver crashes into back of Spokane patrol car, police say

A distracted driver rear-ended a Spokane police officer’s patrol car Thursday morning, the Spokane Police Department said.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 29, 2019

Spokane police identify officer who fatally shot armed man near Esmeralda Golf Course

Spokane police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed an armed man last week near Esmeralda Golf Course.


Shawn Vestal: The chill between cops and watchdog deepens, as controversial case approaches public release

The relationship between police chief and ombudsman – always bound to have some inherent tension – has devolved into a chilly estrangement, growing partly from criticisms regarding a still-secret case …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Police presence increased at Ferris High School in response to threats

Extra Spokane police officers were stationed at Ferris High School on Monday in response to two threats posted on social media over the weekend.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Spokane police to investigate officer’s use of force after criminal charges not filed

The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office declined to file criminal charges Wednesday against Spokane police officer Kristopher Henderson in relation to an internal excessive force complaint in July.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Judge tosses confession of former LC student accused of harassing students, threatening to ‘shoot up’ school

A judge on Thursday threw out the confession of former Lewis and Clark High School student Ryan B. Lee, who had been charged with harassing other students and threatening to …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Law enforcement investigating death of man with reported self-inflicted wounds who had confrontation with Spokane police

Officers used force and a stun gun to subdue and render first aid to the man who reportedly barricaded himself in a bathroom and resisted medical treatment at his north …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

New tool offers public a way to analyze police use of force

An interactive use-of-force dashboard was launched on Tuesday on the Office of Police Ombudsman’s website.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Man arrested for alleged spree of property destruction in downtown Spokane

Spokane police identified and charged a man suspected of over $14,000 worth of property damage in downtown Spokane two weeks ago.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Booby trap injures city worker cleaning out illegal camp

While breaking up an illegal camp yesterday, a city employee’s foot was impaled by a hidden booby trap.


Shawn Vestal: Absence of body-cam footage leaves questions about January police shooting

An important question looms following last week’s decision by Prosecutor Larry Haskell that the shooting of David Novak by Spokane police was justified: Where is the body-cam support?


Spokane man gets 13 years after pleading guilty in drug case

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Spokane man to more than 13 years in federal prison after he earlier pleaded guilty to possessing meth


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Police arrest alleged NorthTown Mall shoplifter who had fake gun

A shoplifting situation at NorthTown Mall escalated Tuesday evening when the suspect allegedly attempted to pull out a realistic-looking fake gun.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Commission renews Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue’s contract

With glowing praise, the Office of the Police Ombudsman Commission unanimously voted on Tuesday to renew Bart Logue’s contract to serve as the civilian watchdog of the Spokane Police Department …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Study examining moving downtown Spokane police precinct delayed by City Council

The city council is expected to vote on a resolution that would ask the city to study the feasibility of returning a police precinct to the heart of downtown.


Spokane officer on administrative leave for possible criminal use-of-force violation

A Spokane Police Department officer was placed on administrative leave Friday following an Internal Affairs review that determined an application of use of force appeared to violate department policy.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Police give City Council input on downtown policing resolution

Members of the Spokane Police Department and City Council met Thursday to discuss whether relocating a police precinct to the heart of downtown would be the best way to accomplish …