When a crime is reported to law enforcement, an officer is sent to the crime scene to find out what happened. An arrest may be made at that time. Many times a detective with special training is assigned to the case. The detective will interview all parties involved, gather evidence, and write a report that will be sent to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office with a charging request. The Spokane County Prosecuting Attorneys Office does not investigate crimes and crimes that are not referred to our office by law enforcement will not be reviewed for charging.