Spokane Police Internal Affairs Investigation Complete

Investigation finds no evidence to support officers' improper conduct

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 2:37 p.m.

The investigation into a report of improper conduct by Spokane Police officers while responding to an assault at Boots Bakery is complete. Investigators have determined there is no evidence to support improper conduct by Spokane Police Officers.

The Spokane Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability has completed the Internal Affairs investigation into allegations of improper conduct by officers responding to the assault of a woman that occurred on Friday, January 30, 2015, at approximately 10:00 pm, at Boots Bakery (20 W. Main Ave).

After interviews with the victim and multiple witnesses, review of surveillance video(s), and other investigative steps, Internal Affairs investigators determined there is no evidence to support improper conduct by Spokane Police Officers.

Investigators have determined there were a number of other first responders at the scene that night. The emergency medical personnel at the scene asked the victim questions necessary to determine the patient’s identity, medical condition and hospital of choice for treatment.

The Spokane Police Department Internal Affairs investigation is closed. The other first responder agency/organizations have been notified of the findings and provided information regarding the incident. Further investigation regarding medical responder employee conduct will be handled by each of the respective agencies/organizations.

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