People that follow me know that for the last few years I have been looking into the operation of the Spokane Police Department’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team and some of the allegations of “Shady Shit” they have done.
To do this Investigative Journalist job correctly not only do you have to establish a pipeline of good intelligence sources, but you also have to spend hours reviewing BWC video, IA Cases, Police Reports and of course Court Records to see if there is any “Shady Shit” going on, over and over again I come up with records like this one, which sure looks to me like “Shady Shit”…somebody here in Spokane has to do this type of Journalism to try and fulfill the Media’s role in oversight.
On October 12, 2021, after the usual delays directly attributable to Mayor Woodward and Chief Meidl utilizing the Fade and Forget Strategy I finally received an incomplete response do one of my PRRs which of course demonstrates not only embarrassment to the Woodward Administration but also to SPD with respect to the continuing dysfunction at SPD you can read what I refer to as the “Shady Shit” IA Report at this ink.
Just a few high lights:
If you take the time to read the IA Case I’m confident you will, among other things, identify the problems SPD has under the current City Leadership with proper staffing of the most important division and backbone of any police agency the Patrol Division in favor of so many Specialty Units not even SPD can keep good track of what they are and how they are staffed.
Just to give you some background on the “Shady Shit’ IA Case you probably should read the transcript of Lt. Staben’s complaint about SPD to the OPO which among other things is a result of IA Case C21-020.
So exactly where is Jacqui MacConnell the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Spokane Police Department who is in charge of IA in a high paying civilian position which was touted as a position which would provide a voice for the Citizens of Spokane? Well you got me but history and documents clearly show the voice of the Citizens of Spokane has always been mute.