Justice Dept. to review Spokane policeFebruary 15, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department will review police shootings and other use of force by officers of the Spokane Police Department starting next week.
That news was announced Friday by Spokane Mayor David Condon and Police Chief Frank Straub during a progress report of changes they're making in an effort to rebuild public trust.
The Spokesman-Review reported that the federal review, being conducted by mutual agreement with the city, will examine the department's culture and all incidents over the past four years involving use of police force.
However, the review will not be a full study of all the department's patterns and practices, as was done in Seattle last year.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com
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