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Overall crime and use of force incidents were down in 2014. Overall crime and use of force incidents were down in 2014.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub delivered their final update to the Use of Force Commission Friday afternoon.


In that report the mayor and police chief outlined the progress of the Spokane Police Department in implementing the Commission's 26 recommendations. All police-specific recommendations have been initiated, are complete or are in the process of being completed. They say other recommendations will continue to be implemented through training and policy development.


Chief Straub also presented the police department's 2014 end-of-year crime and use of force statistics. Both overall crime and use of force incidents were down last year.


Violent crime is down 19.72 percent, property crime is down 7.52 percent and overall crime is down 8.36 percent. Officers also reduced use of force incidents by 22 percent. Force was used in less than one-tenth of one percent of all community contacts.

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