THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE TWO MEN RUNNING FOR SPOKANE
SHERIFF IS HEATING UP.
TODAY DOUGLAS ORR WAS TOLD HE'S WON THE ENDORSEMENT
OF THE SPOKANE COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION.
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY HAS ORR'S REACTION TO GETTING
THE LABOR GROUP'S SUPPORT AND WHY OZZIE KNEZOVICH
IS CRYING FOUL.
IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE DEPUTY SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION
HAS ENDORSED A NEWCOMER CHALLENGING A SITTING SHERIFF.
DOUGLAS ORR HAS PICKED UP A VERY SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL
VICTORY BUT KNEZOVICH SAYS THE VOTE WASN'T LEGIT.
00;10 today the orr for sheriff campaign is on the
DOUGLAS ORR FACES AN UPHILL BATTLE UNSEATING
BUT TODAY THE SPOKANE POLICE MAJOR CRIMES DETECTIVE
TOOK A BIG STEP FORWARD.
DOUGLAS ORR/ CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF 00;37 they interviewed
the both of us and i am humbled and i am pleased to
announce this morning that they have given me their
endorsement to be their next sheriff 00;45
BY A VOTE OF 56 TO 50 THE ASSOCIATION GAVE THEIR SUPPORT
TO ORR IN THE UP COMING ELECTION.
DOUGLAS ORR/ CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF 00; 59 i noticed
they are dissatisfied with their response to property
crimes, as property crimes begin to climb and are
much greater to comparable counties.
they've lost faith in their current sheriff and are
looking for a greater response 01;12
TODAY THE SHERIFF FIRED BACK SAYING ONLY HALF OF THE
DEPUTY'S ASSOCIATION HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE AND MANY
DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS HAPPENING.
KNEZOVICH ALSO DISPUTES ORR'S CLAIM ABOUT PROPERTY
OZZIE KNEZOVICH/SPOKANE SHERIFF 12;23 for mr orr to
say that, he knows that is disingenuous.
that is not true.
we formed a burglary task
force in 2012 and took residential
burglary down and it's still down 27 percent 12;37
KNEZOVICH HAS ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR FIRING DOZENS
OF DEPUTIES SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE INCLUDING TODD SAUNDERS
JUST THIS AFTERNOON.
DOUGLAS ORR 05;09 i think what he wants to do is fair
and just, it's how he does it 05;14
ORR SAYS THE SHERIFF IS TOO QUICK TO FIRE PEOPLE AND
HAS COST THE COUNTY MONEY IN WRONGFUL TERMINATION
KNEZOVICH SAYS HE'S NOT WILLING TO TRADE ACCOUNTABILITY
FOR A UNION'S ENDORSEMENT.
07;41 back in january of 2013 i was warned if i didn't
back off the legislation that said deputies shouldn't
lie and they shouldn't commit crimes on duty that
they were coming after me.
well this is part of that process 07;54
ORR AND KNEZOVICH FACE OFF IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE, JEFF HUMPHREY, KXLY FOUR.