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UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Breaking a car window isn’t easy, as Spokane police officer discovered while rescuing woman

As the car burned, Spokane police Officer Tim Schwering hammered on the passenger-side window. Despite repeated blows with his night stick, it took precious minutes to create a hole large …

Spokane Police Department accountability director to become rookie cop

Spokane Police Department director Tim Schwering, who graduated from the police academy Wednesday, is trading in his desk job to go out on patrol as a rookie cop.

Spokane police lieutenant receives pay bump for job he’s not technically qualified to fill

A Spokane police lieutenant received a 26 percent pay bump this year to fill a job he’s not technically qualified to hold.

Records advocate wants all Spokane police body camera videos

For months, Tim Schwering has been talking to Spokane’s Public Safety Committee about a worst-case scenario for the police records unit he supervises. Half of the department’s 202 patrol officers …

Police body cameras focus of two studies

As protests over police shootings continue across the U.S., outfitting officers with body cameras has become a go-to solution for many who say the technology will provide objective evidence and …

Shawn Vestal: It took a while, but cruel news spread fast

All day Saturday, Alison Collins was waiting for something to happen. For the police to stop by with follow-up questions. For the news media to report what had happened. For …

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 police force hires fraud investigator

A fraud investigator from the federal public defender’s office has joined the Spokane Police Department to focus on improving the city’s seizures of drug assets, implementing new laws legalizing marijuana …