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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

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, 8:38 p.m.

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, 5:57 p.m.

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, 9:19 p.m.

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 …


Police union endorses Woodward as candidates spar on approach to public safety

As public safety and police accountability continue to play a central role, the Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Nadine Woodward for mayor in the primary election.


Spokane Police arrest man hiding in refrigerator truck

Spokane Police Officers found a suspect hiding in a refrigeration truck Monday morning.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Spokane council members suggest moving police precinct back to heart of downtown

Four years after the city of Spokane moved its downtown police precinct away from the Spokane Transit Authority’s headquarters, City Council may explore the feasibility of bringing a precinct back …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Man shot at by Spokane Police on South Hill on Saturday denied release, will face charges in Montana

Law enforcement has not yet identified which Spokane Police officer shot at 46-year-old Charles Edward Jackson Jr. during a foot chase Saturday on the lower South Hill. Jackson asked to …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Man who said he was drugged, can’t remember collision, pleads guilty to downtown hit-and-run

A man who said he was drugged and doesn’t remember hitting a man in downtown Spokane late last year pleaded guilty last week to felony hit-and-run.


Shawn Vestal: It may not seem like it, but crime in Spokane is down

Would it surprise you to know that crime in Spokane – and crime downtown, in particular – is down significantly so far this year?


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Four new K-9 teams get certified in ceremony at Spokane Police Academy

The first time Spokane police Officer David Stone introduced his new partner, a German shepherd named Haywire, to his training officer, Haywire ended up hanging off the instructor’s arm by …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

Missing 14-year-old girl found in Massachusetts

The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in its search for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Police find missing 12-year-old

Police say they have located a 12-year-old who was reported missing Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Spokane Police search neighborhood north of town following shooting Saturday

One man is in the hospital with injuries that aren’t life-threatening, police said Saturday afternoon. A police dog was searching for a man near the intersection of Addison Street and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 5:56 p.m.

Mother of Otto Zehm leaves legacy of police reform after her death

Anna A. Zehm never sought exposure. But her fierce crusade for justice following the unlawful arrest, beating and death of her son, Otto, became a yearslong public campaign for better …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Woman arrested after fatal shooting in east Spokane

A 25-year-old woman is accused of shooting and killing a person in a home in east Spokane before running to a nearby shopping area, where she was arrested Thursday morning. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Confrontation in north Spokane leads to drive-by shooting arrests

Spokane police arrested two men accused of participating in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in north Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Thousands turn out for Spokane march honoring MLK

Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Two officers injured during altercation with domestic violence suspect

One police officer was hospitalized and another injured during an attempt to take a domestic violence suspect into custody Sunday morning in West Central Spokane.


Spokane Police charge third suspect in fatal drive-by shooting from July

A Pierce County juvenile, who was linked by witnesses and fingerprints to a fatal drive-by shooting that occurred last summer in Spokane, appeared in court on Monday on the charge …


Man arrested, accused of brandishing knife, harassing people near Kendall Yards

Police arrested a 19-year-old man Tuesday for allegedly brandishing a knife and threatening to kill people in the Kendall Yards area.


Everything is copy: Finding harder truths along the harder route

During the mediation, the officer said that while he had a slightly different memory of the exchange, his hasty words didn’t reflect what he’d meant, didn’t represent him. He wanted …


Shawn Vestal: Police union again undermines independent oversight by ombudsman

The ongoing battle to achieve independent oversight over the Spokane Police Department – a value that voters in this city have supported overwhelmingly – is again being thwarted by the …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Man accused of downtown Spokane hit-and-run crash claims he was drugged

A man accused of a downtown hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning told police he believed he had been drugged.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 6:21 a.m.

Proposal would stop Spokane police from auctioning rifles

Police would be required to destroy rifles and shotguns that have been seized or abandoned rather than selling them to firearms dealers under a proposal being considered by the Spokane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Law enforcement sponsors prescription drug ‘Take Back Day’ on Saturday

Local and federal law enforcement agencies are helping sponsor National Prescription Drug “Take Back Day,” which will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Spokane police officer finds second family from father’s past through DNA testing

Twenty years after her father’s death, Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller used DNA testing and public records to uncover her father’s second identity and find her older sister.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Bad drug batch in Spokane suspected in Tuesday death and hallucinogenic behavior

One person is dead and perhaps 20 others have been hurt and affected by what Spokane Police are warning could be a bad batch of drugs coursing through the city.