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UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

Woman leads deputies on chase from Idaho to Mead; Spike strips, pepper spray and Taser used in arrest

After a car chase Friday night that started in Idaho and ended in Mead, Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies were forced to deploy spike strips to stop the fleeing car and …


5 police officers placed on leave after Texas man’s death

Authorities say five police officers were placed on paid administrative leave following the death of a man they were trying to arrest in southeast Washington state.


Body cam records officer making inappropriate remark, tasing 11-year-old girl

A Cincinnati police officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old black girl accused of shoplifting told her that actions like hers hurts the “community,” according to body camera …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Seattle police officer who shot Lyles suspended for 2 days for no Taser

A Seattle police officer who didn’t have his Taser with him during the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles has been suspended for two days without pay for violating department policy.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017

Naked man set on fire by police stun gun

Police say an officer using a stun gun to restrain a naked man accidentally set the man’s chest hair and beard on fire.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

Pullman police stunned, grappled with former Washington State cornerback after counterfeit cash incident

Pullman police used a neck hold and a Taser to subdue a former Washington State football player after he allegedly tried to spend counterfeit cash at a liquor store and …


Spokane police to get new, high-def body cameras

Spokane police will soon have brand-new body cameras that can record high-definition video. Most of the department’s 220 cameras have only been on the streets about a year - patrol …


Spokane deputies use Taser on armed 11-year-old boy

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies used a Taser on an 11-year-old boy after he refused to drop the knife he was holding Thursday morning.


Suspect in March chase arrested after another police pursuit

A man accused of fleeing police and then shocking an officer with the officer’s Taser in March is back in jail for allegedly leading police on yet another chase. Police …


Rules for body cameras worn by Spokane police in flux

The policy that will govern use of body cameras worn by 17 Spokane police officers starting Monday has gone through several iterations, and is likely to change again before a …


Seattle hospital guards to carry Tasers

SEATTLE – Security guards for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle will start carrying Tasers next month. Hospital officials told the Seattle Times they expect the devices to help them in …


Spokane police Chief Frank Straub gets candid about cameras

Law enforcement in Spokane County is about to enter a new era in which almost all interactions between officers and citizens will be recorded. It’s an era sparked in Spokane …


Spokane City Council approves police body cameras

The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to purchase body cameras for police officers, joining other cities in adopting technology that has so far proven to lessen complaints against officer …


Guns found on houseboat

Washington State Patrol detectives seized two guns from a houseboat where a National Park Service ranger shot and wounded a 43-year-old Kettle Falls man and used a stun gun and …


Inmate, 57, dies at county jail

An inmate died Thursday night in the Spokane County Jail, prompting an investigation into the cause and manner of the death. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mark Gregory said 57-year-old John E. …


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 …


Two deputies identified in South Hill Taser incident

The two deputies involved in last week’s Taser incident at a South Hill gym have been identified by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Cause of death in Taser case remains unclear

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday it needed more time to determine how a disorderly man who was shocked with a Taser by sheriff’s deputies died. Will Berger, …


Subdued by Taser, man dies next day

A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym. The Washington State Patrol …


UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2013

Man shocked with deputy’s Taser dies

A man has died after he was shocked with a Taser during a confrontation Thursday night with Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies outside a South Hill gym.


Spokane man’s death in Benton County Jail ruled accidental

A Spokane man died in Benton County after jailers there forced him into a restraint chair during a seizure, causing the man to suffocate, a coroner ruled Tuesday. Kevin T. …


Coroner: Stun gun didn’t cause WA inmate’s death

KENNEWICK — The Benton County coroner says a Spokane man’s Christmas Day death in the county jail was an accident and not caused by an earlier stun gun shock.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2013

Mother of man who died in jail says family wasn’t notified

The Spokane County Medical Examiner today identified the man who died during booking Sunday at the Spokane County Jail, but listed both the cause and manner of death as pending …


Suspect dies during jail booking

A diabetic man arrested by Spokane police died during booking Sunday morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser to help subdue …


Diabetic inmate dies after struggle in booking area

A diabetic man arrested by Spokane Police died while during booking this morning at the Spokane County Jail after he reportedly became uncooperative and jailers used a Taser and other …


Inmate dies after Taser hit in Benton County

A Spokane man imprisoned for killing three family members in a car crash near Post Falls seven years ago died Tuesday night after being shocked with a Taser at the …


City wins civil suit over man’s suicide

A federal judge Wednesday ruled for the city of Spokane in a $4.7 million civil lawsuit brought by the family of a suicidal man who jumped off the Monroe Street …


City reconsiders Zehm strategy

The Spokane Police Department’s second-in-command believes an officer didn’t follow department policy in the fatal 2006 confrontation with Otto Zehm, contradicting his previous statements. That revelation prompted Spokane Mayor Mary …


Man having diabetic episode Tased by police

A driver was Tased today for resisting before police realized he was actually having a diabetic episode.


Sheriff gets $128,000 for gear

Spokane County commissioners gave Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich $128,223 from reserves Tuesday – about one-third of the amount he requested for equipment and software. Knezovich requested $372,631 last week, but commissioners …