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Friday, September 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane police reform report card a mixed bag

I read it so you don’t have to. The Spokane Police Department’s Six-Month Progress Report on the city’s Use of Force Commission Recommendations, I mean.


Shawn Vestal: Police shooting inquiries must be public, transparent

They say most police officers never fire a shot in the line of duty. So would it be unusual for an officer to have shot four people in the line …


Alleged car thief shot, dies nearby

Spokane County prosecutors will have to decide whether to file charges against a homeowner who shot and killed a man allegedly stealing his vehicle Monday morning near East Mission Avenue …


Officers cleared in every case of excessive force since 2007

Internal affairs investigators for the Spokane Police Department have sided with officers accused of brutality and excessive force in every single complaint filed by citizens over the past five years, …


Why city chose to blame Zehm remains unexplained

Spokane city leaders finally are admitting that mistakes were made during a 2006 police confrontation that led to the death of Spokane resident Otto Zehm. But it remains unclear if …


Editorial: Settlement with Zehms would let healing start

Mediation may be the beginning of the end to claims the family of Otto Zehm has made against the city of Spokane for his death at the hands of Spokane …


Panel will review police policies, procedures

To understand why the Spokane Police Department’s use-of-force training is under a microscope, consider this disconnect: Although the state’s top police trainer concluded that the fatal 2006 confrontation with unarmed …


Ex-chief justice joins police use of force panel

A recently retired state Supreme Court justice has agreed to serve on a city commission examining how the Spokane Police Department uses force. The membership of the city’s Use of …


Shawn Vestal: Truth about Zehm sure took a while

It took just five years, 20 weeks and a day. But finally we’re hearing the truth about Otto Zehm from Jim Nicks.


Use-of-force case leaves questions

Brian Greear remembers the sirens that prompted him to stop his car. But the 27-year-old Spokane man says he can’t remember what happened before he awoke face down in a …


Fired deputy faces charge

A former Spokane County Jail deputy fighting his dismissal over use of force has been charged with misdemeanor assault in the same incident. Wayne S. Green is accused of grabbing …


Ex-deputy charged in jail assault

A former Spokane County Jail deputy fighting his dismissal over use of force has been charged with misdemeanor assault. Wayne S. Green is accused of grabbing an inmate by the …