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  • Spokane Police Department opens new precinct

    Spokane Police Department opens new precinct

    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:45 PM EDT2015-03-18 01:45:07 GMT
    Tuesday, March 17 2015 9:45 PM EDT2015-03-18 01:45:09 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department opened a new precinct in Hillyard on Tuesday. The Captain of the Hillyard precinct, Craig Meidl, says that it's one more step in the community policing model. "By being in this precinct it helps us to get back to the relationships of police work," says Meidl. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department opened a new precinct in Hillyard on Tuesday. The Captain of the Hillyard precinct, Craig Meidl, says that it's one more step in the community policing model. "By being in this precinct it helps us to get back to the relationships of police work," says Meidl. >>
  • Mayor Condon faces fourth ethics complaint stemming from Straub harassment claim

    Mayor Condon faces fourth ethics complaint stemming from Straub harassment claim

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 7:02 PM EST2015-12-23 00:02:24 GMT
    Tuesday, December 22 2015 7:33 PM EST2015-12-23 00:33:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon is now facing a fourth ethics complaint, lodged against him for how he handled allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub. The complaint was filed by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW).

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor David Condon is now facing a fourth ethics complaint, lodged against him for how he handled allegations of sexual harassment against former police Chief Frank Straub. The complaint was filed by the local chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW).

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  • President of Spokane Police Guild to be placed on unpaid layoff status pending outcome of criminal investigation

    President of Spokane Police Guild to be placed on unpaid layoff status pending outcome of criminal investigation

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 1:36 PM EST2015-12-08 18:36:49 GMT
    Tuesday, December 8 2015 2:48 PM EST2015-12-08 19:48:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Four days after being charged with obstructing justice and rendering criminal assistance in a rape investigation involving another Spokane Police officer, the City of Spokane announced Tuesday morning that effective Wednesday, Sgt. John Gately will be placed on unpaid layoff status.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Four days after being charged with obstructing justice and rendering criminal assistance in a rape investigation involving another Spokane Police officer, the City of Spokane announced Tuesday morning that effective Wednesday, Sgt. John Gately will be placed on unpaid layoff status.

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  • Spokane Police Sgt. accused of rape pleads not guilty; Trial date set for February 29

    Spokane Police Sgt. accused of rape pleads not guilty; Trial date set for February 29

    Monday, December 7 2015 11:13 AM EST2015-12-07 16:13:38 GMT
    Monday, December 7 2015 9:32 PM EST2015-12-08 02:32:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Office charged with raping a co-worker in October made his first court appearance Monday morning and pleaded not guilty.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Office charged with raping a co-worker in October made his first court appearance Monday morning and pleaded not guilty. Sgt. Gordon Ennis has been charged with 2nd degree rape after a female co-worker says she woke up after a party at another officer's house to Ennis sexually assaulting her back in October.

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  • Spokane Police Guild President charged in connection to rape investigation

    Spokane Police Guild President charged in connection to rape investigation

    Friday, December 4 2015 9:19 PM EST2015-12-05 02:19:52 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 11:15 PM EST2015-12-05 04:15:45 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sergeant John Gately, President of the Spokane Police Guild, is accused of tipping off SPD Sgt. Gordon Ennis about a coming search by detectives. On Friday Gately was charged with obstructing justice and rendering criminal assistance. Deputies arrested and released him Friday. He did not spend any time in jail.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Sergeant John Gately, President of the Spokane Police Guild, is accused of tipping off SPD Sgt. Gordon Ennis about a coming search by detectives. On Friday Gately was charged with obstructing justice and rendering criminal assistance. Deputies arrested and released him Friday. He did not spend any time in jail.

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  • City places Spokane Police Sergeant charged with rape on layoff status

    City places Spokane Police Sergeant charged with rape on layoff status

    Friday, December 4 2015 5:19 PM EST2015-12-04 22:19:03 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 5:27 PM EST2015-12-04 22:27:17 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane announced Friday afternoon they have place Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis on unpaid layoff status pending the outcome of the criminal case against him. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane announced Friday afternoon they have place Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis on unpaid layoff status pending the outcome of the criminal case against him. Ennis has been charged with 2nd Degree Rape after a female coworker says he sexually assaulted her at a party in October. Investigators found the DNA on a seat belt and the parking brake, but the victim told detectives she had never been in Ennis' car. 

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  • Spokane police track down puppy thief

    Spokane police track down puppy thief

    Friday, December 4 2015 1:47 AM EST2015-12-04 06:47:41 GMT
    Friday, December 4 2015 2:21 AM EST2015-12-04 07:21:25 GMT
    SPOKANE - Good news for a puppy that was stolen from a Spokane pet store - Spokane police say they've tracked down the woman who stole the pup after several people recognized her from TV and reported her.>>

    SPOKANE - Good news for a puppy that was stolen from a Spokane pet store - Spokane police say they've tracked down the woman who stole the pup after several people recognized her from TV and reported her.

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  • Victim's DNA found in car of Spokane Police Officer charged with rape

    Victim's DNA found in car of Spokane Police Officer charged with rape

    Thursday, December 3 2015 4:15 PM EST2015-12-03 21:15:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 8:38 PM EST2015-12-04 01:38:59 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Thursday show the DNA of the woman Spokane Police officer Gordon Ennis is accused of sexually assaulting at a party at another officer's house in October was found in Ennis' car.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released Thursday show the DNA of the woman Spokane Police officer Gordon Ennis is accused of sexually assaulting at a party at another officer's house in October was found in Ennis' car. Investigators found the DNA on a seat belt and the parking brake, but the victim told detectives she had never been in Ennis' car.

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  • Former SPD Chief Frank Straub remains city's highest paid employee

    Former SPD Chief Frank Straub remains city's highest paid employee

    Thursday, December 3 2015 2:38 PM EST2015-12-03 19:38:09 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 2:42 PM EST2015-12-03 19:42:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Police Chief Frank Straub's job description has changed. Upon his forced resignation, Straub was re-assigned to the City Attorney's office. At the time of his resignation Straub was the highest paid city of Spokane employee, making about $180,000/Year.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Police Chief Frank Straub's job description has changed. Upon his forced resignation, Straub was re-assigned to the City Attorney's office. At the time of his resignation Straub was the highest paid city of Spokane employee, making about $180,000/Year. Today he remains the highest paid city employee, as he is getting that salary through the end of 2015.

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  • New details in investigation against former SPD chief Frank Straub

    New details in investigation against former SPD chief Frank Straub

    Thursday, December 3 2015 1:07 AM EST2015-12-03 06:07:52 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 2:10 AM EST2015-12-03 07:10:40 GMT
    SPOKANE - The former police spokeswoman, who alleges the former police chief sexually harassed her, will have to re-apply to keep the same job she has in the parks department.>>

    SPOKANE - The former police spokeswoman, who alleges the former police chief sexually harassed her, will have to re-apply to keep the same job she has in the parks department.

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  • Spokane Police Officer charged with 2nd Degree Rape

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 8:34 PM EST2015-12-03 01:34:57 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 12:20 AM EST2015-12-03 05:20:46 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) has concluded the investigation into the reported sexual assault involving Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis as well as the additional investigation into the release of information which hindered/obstructed the sexual assault investigation.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash.- The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) has concluded the investigation into the reported sexual assault involving Spokane Police Sergeant Gordon Ennis as well as the additional investigation into the release of information which hindered/obstructed the sexual assault investigation.

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  • Condon appoints retired federal judge to look into handling of Spokane Police personnel matters

    Condon appoints retired federal judge to look into handling of Spokane Police personnel matters

    Monday, November 30 2015 2:37 PM EST2015-11-30 19:37:30 GMT
    Monday, November 30 2015 8:10 PM EST2015-12-01 01:10:15 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Facing a firestorm of criticism, Spokane Mayor David Condon announced Monday miring that a retired federal judge will conduct an inquiry into how recent personnel issues within the Spokane Police Department have been handled.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Facing a firestorm of criticism, Spokane Mayor David Condon announced Monday miring that a retired federal judge will conduct an inquiry into how recent personnel issues within the Spokane Police Department have been handled. Condon's Communications Director, Brian Coddington, said Judge Michael Hogan will "examine the process followed in each instance and will also review City policies governing employee complaints."

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  • SPD: Woman stabbed at lower south hill apartments

    SPD: Woman stabbed at lower south hill apartments

    Saturday, November 28 2015 7:57 PM EST2015-11-29 00:57:22 GMT
    Sunday, November 29 2015 2:37 PM EST2015-11-29 19:37:22 GMT
    SPOKANE - The Spokane Police Department reports a woman was stabbed Saturday at Stonecrest apartments in the lower South Hill. A K-9 unit is searching for the suspect.>>

    SPOKANE - The Spokane Police Department reports a woman was stabbed Saturday at Stonecrest apartments in the lower South Hill. A K-9 unit is searching for the suspect.

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  • Spokane Police looking for robbery suspect

    Spokane Police looking for robbery suspect

    Sunday, November 22 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-11-22 22:55:58 GMT
    Sunday, November 22 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-11-22 22:55:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for a short white man in his 40s with no front teeth who they say robbed a Baskin Robbins on North Monroe around 11:30 Sunday morning. The man entered the store and demanded money from an employee. Police say he did not display a weapon before running away on foot.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for a short white man in his 40s with no front teeth who they say robbed a Baskin Robbins on North Monroe around 11:30 Sunday morning. The man entered the store and demanded money from an employee. Police say he did not display a weapon before running away on foot.

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  • Court Documents: Spokane Police Sgt. tipped off fellow officers about impending sexual assault investigation

    Court Documents: Spokane Police Sgt. tipped off fellow officers about impending sexual assault investigation

    Friday, November 20 2015 6:13 PM EST2015-11-20 23:13:13 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 10:48 PM EST2015-11-21 03:48:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The investigation into a Spokane Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a fellow officer last month continues, and now detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office say a Spokane Police Sergeant tipped off the suspect and warned him that a search warrant was on the way. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The investigation into a Spokane Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a fellow officer last month continues, and now detectives with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office say a Spokane Police Sergeant tipped off the suspect and warned him that a search warrant was on the way. 

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  • Spokane Police need your help identifying robbery suspect

    Spokane Police need your help identifying robbery suspect

    Friday, November 13 2015 9:01 PM EST2015-11-14 02:01:53 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 9:01 PM EST2015-11-14 02:01:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a robbery at Sally's Beauty Supply that happened Thursday night. The robbery happened around 8 p.m. Thursday. The suspect came into the store and grabbed the victim by the arm, displayed a gun and demanded cash according to Spokane Police.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a robbery at Sally's Beauty Supply that happened Thursday night. The robbery happened around 8 p.m. Thursday. The suspect came into the store and grabbed the victim by the arm, displayed a gun and demanded cash according to Spokane Police.>>
  • Third SPD officer placed on leave in connection to sexual assault investigation

    Third SPD officer placed on leave in connection to sexual assault investigation

    Thursday, November 12 2015 9:10 PM EST2015-11-13 02:10:50 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 12:37 AM EST2015-11-13 05:37:25 GMT
    A third Spokane police officer has been placed on leave as the SPD and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office investigate a rape investigation against an SPD officer.The officer accused of raping a coworker at a party remains on leave, as well as another officer who may have destroyed or hid evidence.KHQ is not releasing names until charges are filed.>>
    A third Spokane police officer has been placed on leave as the SPD and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office investigate a rape investigation against an SPD officer.The officer accused of raping a coworker at a party remains on leave, as well as another officer who may have destroyed or hid evidence.KHQ is not releasing names until charges are filed.>>
  • Audubon neighborhood works with SPD to shut down nuisance house

    Audubon neighborhood works with SPD to shut down nuisance house

    Thursday, November 12 2015 5:45 PM EST2015-11-12 22:45:19 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 5:52 PM EST2015-11-12 22:52:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department says thanks to the cooperation of neighbors in the Audubon area, they have shut down a chronic drug nuisance house.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Police Department says thanks to the cooperation of neighbors in the Audubon area, they have shut down a chronic drug nuisance house. Officer have responded to the home at 1824 W. Montgomery more than 60 times in 2015. SPD says Neighborhood Conditions Officer Traci Pronto had been working with the neighbors and the homeowner recently in an attempt to remedy the situation.>>
  • Court Docs: SPD officer accused of sexually assaulting fellow officer trimmed fingernails 'extremely short' before DNA collection

    Court Docs: SPD officer accused of sexually assaulting fellow officer trimmed fingernails 'extremely short' before DNA collection

    Thursday, November 5 2015 2:08 PM EST2015-11-05 19:08:42 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 5:16 PM EST2015-11-05 22:16:00 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released this week say investigators looking into a sexual assault of a Spokane Police officer by a Spokane Police officer were unable to collect evidence from under the suspect's fingernails because they had recently been clipped short. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Court documents released this week say investigators looking into a sexual assault of a Spokane Police officer by a Spokane Police officer were unable to collect evidence from under the suspect's fingernails because they had recently been clipped short.>>
  • WATCH: Sheriff, Chief and Mayor hold press conference regarding sexual assault case involving SPD officer

    WATCH: Sheriff, Chief and Mayor hold press conference regarding sexual assault case involving SPD officer

    Thursday, October 29 2015 6:06 PM EDT2015-10-29 22:06:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 6:58 PM EDT2015-10-29 22:58:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane Mayor David Condon will be holding a press conference Thursday discussing the investigation into a sexual assault allegation involving a Spokane Police officer. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police Chief Rick Dobrow, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Spokane Mayor David Condon will be holding a press conference Thursday discussing the investigation into a sexual assault allegation involving a Spokane Police officer. You can watch the press conference live in the video player above. >>
  • Sheriff Knezovich alleges SPD officers destroyed evidence, leaked information in sex assault case against fellow officer

    Sheriff Knezovich alleges SPD officers destroyed evidence, leaked information in sex assault case against fellow officer

    Wednesday, October 28 2015 7:38 PM EDT2015-10-28 23:38:12 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 4:49 PM EDT2015-10-29 20:49:04 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a bombshell interview with KHQ Wednesday, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he is extremely upset with the several key people involved with an accusation of sexual assault against a Spokane Police Officer.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In a bombshell interview with KHQ Wednesday, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich says he is extremely upset with the several key people involved with an accusation of sexual assault against a Spokane Police Officer. >>
  • Sheriff's Office investigating sex assault allegations against SPD officer

    Sheriff's Office investigating sex assault allegations against SPD officer

    Monday, October 26 2015 7:48 PM EDT2015-10-26 23:48:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2015 1:25 AM EDT2015-10-27 05:25:47 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report a sworn member of the Spokane Police Division has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation involving an alleged sexual assault. The alleged incident happened in Spokane County and is being investigated by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police report a sworn member of the Spokane Police Division has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation involving an alleged sexual assault. The alleged incident happened in Spokane County and is being investigated by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.>>
  • SPD releases names of officers in 10/12/15 shooting

    SPD releases names of officers in 10/12/15 shooting

    Friday, October 16 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-10-16 05:16:09 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2015 1:58 AM EDT2015-10-16 05:58:16 GMT
    The Spokane Police Department identified the officers involved in an officer involved shooting on October 12th, 2015. They say Senior Police Officer Christopher McMurtrey, Officer Joseph Matt and Officer Stanley Stadelman were the officers who were involved in the shooting of 36-year-old Jason M. Smith. Smith was a domestic violence suspect who they say rammed two police cars on the 12th.>>
    The Spokane Police Department identified the officers involved in an officer involved shooting on October 12th, 2015. They say Senior Police Officer Christopher McMurtrey, Officer Joseph Matt and Officer Stanley Stadelman were the officers who were involved in the shooting of 36-year-old Jason M. Smith. Smith was a domestic violence suspect who they say rammed two police cars on the 12th.>>
  • Chief Frank Straub resigns from the Spokane Police Department

    Chief Frank Straub resigns from the Spokane Police Department

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 4:30 PM EDT2015-09-23 20:30:25 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 10:51 PM EDT2015-09-24 02:51:52 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, September 22nd, Frank Straub announced his resignation as Chief of the Spokane Police Department. The announcement comes less than three years after he took over as chief. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - On Tuesday, September 22nd, Frank Straub announced his resignation as Chief of the Spokane Police Department. The announcement comes less than three years after he took over as chief. Was Straub forced out?Since that announcement KHQ has learned several important factors played a role in Straub's decision to resign.>>
  • Use of Force Commission approves of Spokane Police Department's progress

    Use of Force Commission approves of Spokane Police Department's progress

    Monday, March 23 2015 11:47 AM EDT2015-03-23 15:47:07 GMT
    Monday, March 23 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-03-23 16:26:28 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A month after delivering their final report to the Use of Force Commission, Mayor David Condon and Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub received a stamp of approval from the commission last week.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A month after delivering their final report to the Use of Force Commission, Mayor David Condon and Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub received a stamp of approval from the commission last week. In their report last month, Condon and Straub outlined the progress of the Spokane Police Department in implementing the Commission's 26 recommendations.>>
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