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In 2019, 146 reports of simple assaults were filed, with 58 of them considered domestic violence. Pullman police arrested 105 perpetrators and 10 cases were excused.

Pullman PD received 35 forcible sex reports

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

Pullman police saw a 19 percent increase in harassment reports from 2019 to 2020, including sex offenses, aggravated assaults and blackmail cases. Washington state law defines domestic violence as physical...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the committee will need to work closely with Pullman police officers to determine the appropriate amount of time they will need to contribute, especially if they are required to provide answers about community interactions in the survey.

Discussion about community survey on Pullman policing begins

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen April 13, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee brainstormed ideas for a community survey to collect input about known areas of success and improvement for the Pullman Police Department. David Makin, committee...

The Counter Bias Training Simulator places officers in a plethora of scenarios where implicit bias can come into play. Officers have to react promptly to deescalate the situation safely.

WSU PD addresses racial disparities in arrest data

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

The WSU Police Department is working with the Student Legal Research Association to better understand racial disparities in arrest data and officers’ implicit bias. WSU PD Chief Bill Gardner said...

Pullman PD considered creating the officer wellness app for the past few years but could not fund the project until recently.

Pullman PD launches officer wellness app

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter April 7, 2021

The Pullman Police Department partnered with the company Cordico to develop a new officer wellness app, which launched at the end of last month. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the department’s...

Time is running out for four students who filed a sexual harassment report to WSU’s Compliance and Civil Rights as they are graduating this year.

WSU students seek justice for sexual harassment investigation

LOREN NEGRON and ABBY DAVIS March 30, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article contains themes of sexual harassment, which may be triggering to some people. The women featured in this story asked to remain anonymous to prevent retaliation against them...

If you need help, please contact the Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse 24-hour hotline.

Breaking the silence, stigma surrounding domestic violence

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This story contains themes of domestic violence, which may be triggering to some people. Domestic violence takes power away from victims and makes them feel helpless. One domestic violence...

John C. Weber is currently booked in the Asotin County Jail. His bond is set to $1 million.

Clarkston man pleads not guilty for second degree murder

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter March 16, 2021

A Clarkston man pled not guilty to second-degree murder and evidence tampering charges during his arraignment Monday morning.  Clarskton Police Chief Joel Hastings said John C. Weber was arrested...

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy received the investigative report from Pullman PD and is reviewing it. He has not reached a charging decision yet.

Police recommend charges for seven individuals involved in Sam Martinez’s death

On the morning of Nov. 12, 2019, WSU freshman Sam Martinez was transported by the Pullman Police Department to a local funeral home in a locked body bag. Fraternity members found his body cold and discolored...

“Oftentimes, you’ll see these types of interventions or reform efforts,” said David Makin, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology. “But they don’t really integrate well into community characteristics.” 

WSU students conduct research on mental health resources

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU criminal justice and criminology graduate and doctoral students are partnering up with the Pullman Police Department to devise a mental health field response program. Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins...

Stephanie Rink, Pullman Police Advisory Committee chair, said the meeting is an opportunity for the community to meet officers and provide feedback.

Mental health will be center of discussion during police advisory meeting

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor March 3, 2021

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will tackle discussions on mental health and will provide updates concerning the Pullman Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy during its virtual monthly meeting...

Speaker Bruce Ackerman said he would not be surprised if Trump is voted to be disqualified from holding another office after the U.S. Capitol riots.

Yale faculty member discusses Trump, Capitol riots

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 26, 2021

A constitutional law professor from Yale outlined the legal aspects of possibly banning former President Donald Trump from running for office again during a Foley Institute event Thursday. Bruce Ackerman...

The Pullman Police Advisory Committee will discuss Pullman Police Department's community engagement projects during its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. March 8.

Pullman PD to implement new use-of-force policy

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor February 25, 2021

The Pullman Police Department will prohibit officers from using chokeholds and will institute new outreach projects like a community survey to improve local public safety.  Use-of-force policy changes Pullman...

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