Pedestrian Struck By Spokane Police Patrol Car Dies

“A Spokane Police officer responding to a call in North Spokane fatally struck a pedestrian Sunday evening.”

via Pedestrian Struck By Spokane Police Patrol Car Dies – News Story – KXLY Spokane.

Witness statements describing attributes of this collision are here.

More on Spokane’s out sized number of officer involved shootings and deaths here and here.

The Spokane Police Department has a long history of corruption, according to the true story account Breaking Blue. Today, the local paper notes the local police have a history of poor civilian oversight-which has contributed to much of the community no longer trusting either the police or local government. The City has also routinely filed suit against those who file complaints about a police officer’s behavior. See also this new item on the River Park Square scandal.

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