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Washington Agency to Add Suppressors to Patrol Rifles

October 15, 2018
Citing concerns over possible hearing loss for officers and civilians alike, the Spokane (WA) Police Department is putting suppressors on all of the department's 181 patrol rifles.

Off-Duty Washington Police Officer Arrested for DUI After Crashing Squad Car

October 8, 2018
An Off-duty police officer with the Lakewood (WA) Police Department was arrested in late September after he reportedly crashed his patrol vehicle while intoxicated.

Washington Officers Cleared of Wrongdoing in Non-Fatal OIS of Armed Man

September 11, 2018
The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that two law enforcement officers were justified in shooting a man who was wielding a bolt-action rifle in March.

Washington Man Sentenced for Beating Officer with a Bible

September 6, 2018
A jury in Washington State wasted no time in declaring that a man took the phrase "bible beater" to an unacceptable level. The jury deliberated for just three minutes before coming back with a guilty verdict against 24-year-old Daniel Powell.

Washington Oversight Board: Sheriff's UOF Complaint Process Needs Work

August 30, 2018
The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's Office to review complaints made by members of the public against officers for alleged unnecessary or excessive use of force needs improvement.

Washington Police Arrest Felon Who Rammed Deputy's Patrol Vehicle

August 1, 2018
When police arrested 38-year-old Shane Pariseau in his hotel room in downtown Spokane, they also reportedly discovered a pound of heroin, half a pound of methamphetamine, several suboxone strips, and about $13,000 in cash.

Teen Charged with Second-Degree Murder in Death of Washington Officer

July 26, 2018
On Wednesday, 16-year-old Emiliano Garcia was charged as an adult with second-degree felony murder — accused of causing the death of Officer Diego Moreno of the Kent (WA) Police Department.

2 Seattle Officers Fired for Shooting at Fleeing Vehicle

July 24, 2018
Interim Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best found that Officers Kenneth Martin and Tabitha Sexton "recklessly fired at the stolen car after failing to follow department policies."

Washington K-9 Finds Domestic Violence Suspect Hidden in Dryer

July 24, 2018
Spokane, WA, police were searching for a domestic violence suspect when their K-9 found the man hiding in a household dryer.

3 Teens Arrested in Death of Washington Officer During Pursuit

July 24, 2018
On Monday, a King County, WA, Juvenile Court held that there is probable cause for all three teenage suspects in the death of Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno to be kept in juvenile detention.

Washington Officer Struck and Killed While Deploying Spike Strips

July 23, 2018
Officer Diego Moreno was reportedly struck and killed by another officer.

Seattle Mayor Taps Interim Chief and Veteran Officer to be Chief

July 18, 2018
Mayor Jenny Durkan named interim Police Chief Carmen Best her nominee for the permanent job Tuesday, choosing a 26-year veteran of the department over a pair of outside candidates.

Burglar Breaks into Escape Room Calls 911 When He Can't Get Out

July 13, 2018
The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to NW Escape Experience looking for the burglar who reportedly took a cell phone, TV remote and a beer from the fridge prior to calling authorities. More Here.

Video: Burglar Breaks into Escape Room, Calls 911 When He Can't Get Out

July 13, 2018
The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to NW Escape Experience looking for the burglar who reportedly took a cell phone, TV remote and a beer from the fridge prior to calling authorities.

Video: Washington Officer Picks American Flag Up from the Ground

July 9, 2018
A Marysville (WA) police officer was on patrol on the Fourth of July and noticed an American Flag that had fallen to the ground.

Washington Officer Picks American Flag Up from the Ground

July 9, 2018
A Marysville (WA) police officer was on patrol on the Fourth of July and noticed an American Flag that had fallen to the ground.

Washington Officer Gives Boy New Bike

July 4, 2018
The officer, identified on the agency's Facebook page as Officer Clift, encountered the boy at Birch Creek Apartments Monday and noticed the bike he was riding was in bad shape.

Washington Police Union Says Officers Are Quitting Over City Politics

June 29, 2018
The Seattle Police Guild called the departures a “mass exodus” that would affect public safety.

Washington Department Set to Update its Use-of-Force Policy

June 28, 2018
Chief Craig Meidl said that most of the department is already using the proposed principles and tactics — including using time, distance, cover and de-escalation — but said that some officers who “could benefit from those being codified in an official policy.”

Washington to Allow Non-citizens to Apply for Police Jobs

June 21, 2018
Legislators in Washington state passed Senate Bill 6145, which changes the qualifications for police and firefighter jobs to include “legal permanent residents” with a clean criminal record.
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