IT'S TIME FOR THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HAND
IN ITS HOMEWORK AND SEE IF IT'S MAKING BETTER GRADES
WHEN IT COMES TO DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC.
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M NADINE
TOMORROW THE POLICE CHIEF AND MAYOR GIVE THE USE OF
FORCE COMMISSION A PROGRESS REPORT ON HOW MANY OF
THE PANEL'S 26 RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED.
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT
WITH A LOOK AT WHAT CHANGES ARE BEING MADE.
A LOT OF THE USE OF FORCE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS
CALLED FOR BOOSTING THE AMOUNT OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING
OUR OFFICERS ARE RECEIVING.
AND KXLY FOUR'S BEEN THERE FOR A LOT OF CLASSES INTENED
TO KEEP BOTH POLICE AND THE PUBLIC SAFE FROM OVERLY
SUICIDE PKG CHIEF FRANK STRAUB/SPOKANE POLICE DEPT.
08; 34 you can see by the way he's moving his arms
and moving around quite a bit .he was extremely agitated,
extremely distraught 08;44
SPOKANE POLICE HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM
HURTING THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER.
NEGOTIATORS SUCCESSFULLY KEPT THIS MAN FROM LEAPING
OFF THE MONROE STREET BRIDGE.
BACK IN DECEMBER.
CIT PKG let me show your something
BUT NOW 90 PERCENT OF OUR OFFICERS HAVE NOW BEEN
CERTIFIED IN CRISIS INTERVENTION.
THE WAY TO RECOGNIZE AND DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE
HAVING MENTAL HEALTH OR MEDICAL PROBLEMS.
CHIEF FRANK STRAUB /SPOKANE POLICE DEPT.5;21 so once
you do move that person out of crisis and into dialogue,
here's how we can direct them to the appropriate services
USE OF FORCE PKG you know you're not supposed to be
out here right?
ANOTHER USE OF FORCE RECOMMENDATION ASKED THE DEPARTMENT
STEP UP TRAINING IN WAYS TO DE-ESCALATE RUN-INS WITH
UNCOOPERATIVE SUSPECTS...WHILE STILL FINDING A BALANCE
WITH OFFICER SAFETY.
FRANK STRAUB / SPOKANE POLICE DEPT.
53;30 can i talk this person down? can i improve my
safety and the community's safety with a series of
verbal commands de-escalation techniques conversations
THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO REACHING OUT TO OUR MINORITY
GROUPS WITH MORE POSITIVE INTERACTION INCLUDING THE
YOUTH ATHLETIC LEAGUE.
OFFICERS WILL BE WEARING BODY CAMERAS BY THIS FALL
AND THE OMBUDSMAN HAS NEW POWERS TO LAUNCH HIS OWN
INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS.
FRANK STRAUB/SPOKANE POLICE DEPT.
48;40 we know we need to be a different department
and this department has demonstrated over the course
of 12 months that we are a better department than
we were a year ago 48;54
THE CHIEF SAYS THE DEPARTMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED OR IS
CLOSE TO IMPLEMENTING 23 OUT OF THE 26 RECOMMENDATIONS
BUT I'M SURE YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR IF THE USE OF FORCE
COMMISSION CONCURS WITH THAT ASSESSMENT.
WE'LL SEE WHAT TYPE OF SCORES THEY GIVE THE DEPARTMENT
COMING UP HERE THURSDAY HERE ON KXLY.