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Courts & Crime

State agency will take over investigations into police use of deadly force investigations in Clark County

July 23, 2024, 9:36am Clark County News

Beginning Dec. 1, fatal police encounters in Clark County will no longer be investigated by regional law enforcement partners. Investigations will be in the hands of a state agency aiming… Read story

After stabbing at Clark College, internal review finds school’s emergency response system ineffective

July 23, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

An internal review of the May 14 stabbing on Clark College’s campus found that many of the school’s emergency response systems were ineffective and that some staff were not adequately… Read story

A new public safety tax helped pay for body cams for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Clark County Council decides against a levy to support sheriff’s office for November ballot

A new public safety tax helped pay for body cams for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

July 22, 2024, 2:44pm Clark County News

Voters will not see a Clark County-sponsored law enforcement levy on the ballot this fall to accompany one from the city of Vancouver. Read story

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Crash kills one person near Amboy; sheriff’s office traffic homicide unit investigating

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July 22, 2024, 7:41am Clark County News

A Sunday afternoon crash near Amboy left one person dead, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

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Speed a factor in motorcycle crash that killed Vancouver man, according to Washington State Patrol

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July 22, 2024, 7:39am Clark County News

A Vancouver man died at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after a two vehicle crash in the Orchards area, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

Chief Wendi Steinbronn, Has led department since 2019, Capt.

Washougal police chief Wendi Steinbronn announces retirement, effective Dec. 31

Chief Wendi Steinbronn, Has led department since 2019, Capt.

July 20, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The Washougal Police Department will ring in the new year with a new leader. Read story

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Former Vancouver police officer faces perjury charges over claims about job experience

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July 19, 2024, 4:53pm Clark County News

Prosecutors have filed perjury charges against a former Vancouver police officer accused of lying about his job experience when applying for search warrants in some of his assigned cases. Read story

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. The jury convicted him Wednesday of second-degree domestic violence murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Vancouver man guilty of murder in fatal shooting of his former girlfriend

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. The jury convicted him Wednesday of second-degree domestic violence murder and unlawful possession of a firearm.

July 17, 2024, 4:09pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court jury found a Vancouver man guilty of murder Wednesday in the shooting of his former girlfriend after less than a day of deliberations. Read story

Vancouver City Attorney Jonathan Young, left, swears in Jeffrey Mori as the new chief of the Vancouver Police Department on June 30, 2022, at Vancouver City Hall. Mori previously served as an assistant chief at the agency for three years.

Vancouver police Chief Mori announces retirement after two years in the position

Vancouver City Attorney Jonathan Young, left, swears in Jeffrey Mori as the new chief of the Vancouver Police Department on June 30, 2022, at Vancouver City Hall. Mori previously served as an assistant chief at the agency for three years.

July 17, 2024, 3:17pm Clark County News

Vancouver police Chief Jeff Mori announced Wednesday he intends to retire in the fall, after two years at the helm of the department. Read story

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9th U.S. Circuit Court denies Clark County’s attempt to dismiss wrongful death suit in Kevin Peterson Jr. shooting

Kevin Peterson (Courtesy of Jake Thompson)

July 17, 2024, 3:14pm Clark County News

The U.S. Court of Appeals denied Clark County’s attempt to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies during a drug sting in October 2020. Read story