City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 10
Chapter 10.07
Section 10.07.032

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division I. Penal Code

Chapter 10.07 Offenses Against Governmental Operation

Section 10.07.032 Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer

  1. A person is guilty of obstructing a law enforcement officer if the person willfully hinders, delays or obstructs any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his official powers or duties.
  2. “Law enforcement officer” means any general authority, limited authority or specially commissioned Washington peace officer or federal peace officer as those terms are defined in RCW 10.93.020, and other public officers who are responsible for enforcement of fire, building, zoning and life and safety codes.
  3. Obstructing a law enforcement officer is a gross misdemeanor.

Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Recodification ORD C34041 Section 1