Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Skyline Drive Street Race Leaves One Injured, Police Hunt For Suspect

Street racing is illegal. Street racing on a narrow hillside and involving an overlook that’s been under scrutiny due to noise and traffic is a lose/lose situation. Marcus Bellissimo reports. This is the latest incident on Skyline Drive following a fatality in February and dozens of complaints by neighbors and residents to the City this…

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Chelan County Fire District #1 Preparing For Fire Season, Station Upgrades

Chelan County Fire District #1 Fire Chief Mike Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about seasonal and permanent hires ahead of this year’s fire season, a few small burns that have already popped up this spring, predicting the type of fires ahead based on dry fuels and vegetation and major renovations…

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Training Key In Knowing Appropriate Use Of Force, Chelan County Deputies Say

Following up on our discussion last week with Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett on Initiative 940 and House Bill 3003, related to prosecuting police involved in shootings, today Dan Langager talks with the Sheriff’s Office’s top trainers Deputies Carl Mohns and Dan McCue. They talk about the important of regular training, staying up on state…

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Finding Compromise On Policing Police, Lawmakers Pass Version Of I-940

State lawmakers passed legislation last month to make it easier to prosecute police who commit bad shootings, updating a law that made it uniquely difficult to hold officers criminally liable. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure, ending years of wrestling over the existing law, which forces prosecutors to prove the officers acted with malice —…

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