Spokane cop suspended three weeks, loses prestigious roles after frequently accessing explicit sites on department computer

A longtime Spokane police officer who accessed hundreds of sexually explicit images using a department computer in 2019 was suspended for three weeks and relieved of duties managing a department program earlier this year.

Officer Dan Cole, who was hired by the department in 1986, was placed on paid administrative leave in January after city information technology staff reviewed his computer use in December, according to records requested by The Spokesman-Review.

His computer log showed visits to pornography and prostitution websites while on- and off-duty.

One other officer was found to have visited a prostitution website, but it appeared related to his work investigating human trafficking, according to investigative records. Computer records also showed he primarily visited the website’s homepage.

Cole, however, navigated deeper into a similar prostitution website to view specific photos and appeared to have searched the internet for explicit images, according to investigative records.

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