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Veterans Memorial Arena Weapons Policy Tested


SPOKANE, WA (CelebrityAccess) — The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena ran afoul of local law enforcement after he claimed they prevented him from entering the venue with his service weapon.

According to The Spokane Times-Free Press, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich tweeted on Saturday that he “Ran into a new level of insanity at the Spokane Arena tonight they disarmed an on-duty law enforcement officer tonight. Me. Amazing.”

Knezovich says arena staff required him to stop his gun in his vehicle before entering. He was at the arena for a charity hockey game being held between local law enforcement and law enforcement from Tri-City.

On Monday, Knezovich tweeted that he met with arena staff who apologized and said they were updating their policies to allow all law enforcement officers on-duty, off-duty, and retired would be able to carry their weapons as per Washington state constitution and law. – Staff Writers