Monday, June 20, 2016

Cavs are king, Trump's campaign manager fired, summer's here and other headlines

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM


• The forensic video analyst who led police down the wrong path in the Ryan Holyk investigation botched another infamous law enforcement case.

• Some reticent witnesses in the Straub investigation agreed to be interviewed after the former police chief's federal lawsuit was dismissed. 

• The U.S. Senate could bring banking services to the pot industry. 

• Today is the first day of summer! Read our Summer Guide with everything you could ever want to know or do outdoors, with the kids, in the music scene, on a bike and in the water


• After more than 50 years without a championship for any Cleveland sports team, the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in an historic Game 7 victory. It's the first title for the Cavaliers, and the first time any NBA team has come back from a 3-1 series deficit. 

• Donald Trump fired his embattled campaign manger, Corey Lewandowski, according to reports in the New York Times. At times, Lewandowski had a hostile relationship with members of the national press corps as well as "strained relationships" with officials at the Republican National Committee. Lewandowski also reportedly butted heads the Trump's chief strategist, Paul Manafort, the Times reports. 

• Three NYPD commanders were arrested this morning on federal corruption charges. Court documents reveal that the officers allegedly accepted expensive meals and travel in exchange for official action. One of the officers, a deputy inspector, is alleged to have received a trip on a private jet to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl in 2013, accompanied by a prostitute

• Redacted partial transcripts of the conversation between police and Omar Mateen, the man who killed 49 people in a Orlando night club. Also, a victory for gun-control advocates as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to Connecticut's ban on "assault weapons." The Court's decision leaves in place the lower court's ruling to uphold the law.

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Mitch Ryals

Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.