During his tenure as Police Chief, the Spokane Police Guild has maintained a positive working relationship with Chief Straub. He treated our members fairly and worked with the Guild on issues that impacted our members. However, we understand that our experience with Chief Straub was different than the experience of other members of the Spokane Police Department.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officers at thousands of law enforcement agencies are wearing tiny cameras to record their interactions with the public, but in many cases the devices are being rolled out faster than departments are able to create policies to govern their use.
According to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 72 officers were killed by perpetrators in 2011, a 25 percent increase from the previous year and a 75 percent increase from 2008.
The 2011 deaths were the first time that more officers were killed by suspects than car accidents, according to data compiled by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The number was the highest in nearly two decades, excluding those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.
You are confronting an armed suspect, no cover available. He faces you, with his gun at his side, pointed at the ground. Your gun is aimed at him and you’re ready to shoot. He ignores your commands to drop his weapon.
Are you justified in pulling the trigger before he makes any move to point his gun at you?
According to conclusions reached by researchers in a unique new reaction-time study, your preemptively shooting under such circumstances may well be considered reasonable by the standards of Graham v. Connor.
Council approves tab tax
$20 annual fee passes 4-3; decision on libraries delayed
Jonathan Brunt The Spokesman-Review
February 15, 2011 - Updated: 7:47 a.m.
The Spokane City Council on Monday approved one new tax and delayed a decision on another.
Cops honor slain officer with photos of their first day on the job
Officer Ashley Guindon, 28, was fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute call with two other officers Saturday in Woodbridge, Va., according to Prince William County police chief Steve Hudson.
HB 2399 is a no quotas bill with bipartisan support.
HB 2399 is a no quotas bill with bipartisan support. The bill would prohibit the number of citations issued by an officer from having a negative impact on the officer’s performance review, evaluation, rating, assessment, salary, promotion, or assignment. This bill supports the discretion of the individual officer to make the proper decision as to whether an actual citation is truly necessary.