This is an update to some of my previous stories regarding all the problems in the Spokane County Jail.

For some reason the local MSM hasn’t paid much attention to all the problems associated with our Spokane County Jail even though those problems have a direct bearing on some of the stories regarding the Spokane Criminal Justice System MESS we have!

This whole battle got started when Sheriff Knezovich after threatening some former female detention staff who complained publicly about Ozzie, his close friend Phil Tyler, and Detention Director John McGrath.

When Ozzie requested an investigation into the matter Lawyer Michelle Fossum was hired to investigate the issue, and that investigation didn’t turn out too well for Ozzie, Phil, or John as she somewhat documented problems during the time Ozzie was in charge of the jail, John McGrath was Ozzie’s choice to run the jail for him, and of course we all know about City Council President Candidate Phil Tyler’s long history of problems.

You Can read the First Fossum Report at this link:


I have to admit when I see something like this in a Consultant’s recommendations, I get a smile on my face, but it worked for Ms. Fossum, she got the next job! 😊

Since I have real good sources regarding what is going on with the Jail problems I was able to obtain a copy of the most recent Fossum Report regarding the Sparber allegation against McGrath long before I would have gotten it from the County, and you can read it at this link:


This is still a developing story…actually it has been developing for a long time…and there will be lots more to come. The big question at this point is will the BoCC fire McGrath as Ozzie would like to see happen and then have to defend a lawsuit by McGrath’s very competent Lawyer Mary Schultz or will McGrath be able to hang in there.

As a side note, I hope Daniel Walters from the Inlander reads this in order to gain an understanding that sometimes even “cantankerous” former cops have real good sources! 😊


When I finally do get a response to my PRR regarding this matter, I sure as heck hope Michelle Fossum did a better job of documenting her interviews then she did last time.