Friday, September 5, 2014

MORNING BRIEFING: Joan Rivers, body cameras, CDA cops to release Arfee details today

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Coeur d'Alene Police say they'll release to the media today the details of the controversial dog shooting there. (CDA Press)

A WSU study finds that Spokane officers are slower to shoot black suspects than white suspects. (SR)

SPD Chief Frank Straub says he's worried body camera use could further agitate suicidal people with whom police come in contact. (KXLY)

Idaho's Second Amendment Alliance says it plans to sue the city over its ban on weapons at parades. (CDA Press)


The Pentagon has confirmed that the leader of the militant group Al-Shabab was killed in a U.S. strike in Somalia Monday. The group is blamed for brutality in Somalia and last year's attack on a Kenyan shopping mall. (WaPo)

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers has died at 81. There will be plenty of tributes circulating online. Start with this one. (Vulture)

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels begin a cease fire today. (NYT)

The albino cobra on the loose in a suburban neighborhood this week has been captured. (LA Times)

Scenes from Ferguson we didn't see on TV. (NPR)

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Heidi Groover is a staff writer at the Inlander, where she covers city government and drug policy. On the job, she's spent time with prostitutes, "street kids," marriage equality advocates and the family of a 16-year-old organ donor...