SPD Responds To Arrest of Former Officer

Julie Humphreys, Public Safety Communication Manager, 509.625.5868

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 2:08 p.m.

SPD response to former officer arrest 

The Spokane Police Department is deeply troubled by a new accusation against Nathan Nash, a former SPD officer.  The latest allegation was reported to SPD last month and SPD immediately referred the information to the SCSO for investigation.

The Spokane Police Department takes these accusations of officer misconduct very seriously. In 2019, when the first allegation was made, Nash was promptly removed from patrol by a supervisor. Nash was escorted to the Public Safety Building where his duty weapon and badge were confiscated and all law enforcement authority revoked. Nash has been separated from employment since the original criminal charges were filed.

Today, the department echoes Chief Meidl’s statement from 2019, “I (we) would like to thank those who showed great courage by coming forward and bringing these allegations to light”.

Because this is an active investigation, any further information will be provided by the SCSO or the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney.

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