Monday, July 18, 2016

Police killed in Baton Rouge, GOP convention starts today and other headlines

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 9:13 AM

click to enlarge LaShawn Jameison
LaShawn Jameison


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• Three Baton Rouge police officers were killed, and three more were injured Sunday. Officials have identified the lone gunman as Gavin Long, who was killed by police at the scene. The attack comes 10 days after five officers in Dallas were killed by a sniper. 

Another officer in Milwaukee was also shot at Sunday. The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect killed himself shortly after firing at the officer. 

Kootenai County is planning a 126-bed, $11.9 million expansion to its jail. The additional space is expected to be up and running in 2018. Meanwhile, Spokane County is trying to empty its jail. (Coeur d'Alene Press, Inlander)

• The third Baltimore police officer to face criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray was acquitted this morning. Lt. Brian Rice was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Two more officers have been charged in Gray's death. 

• In the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey, 9,000 police officers were fired, 6,000 military personnel were arrested and nearly 3,000 judges were suspended. 

• The Republican National Convention starts today in Cleveland. What you should watch for.

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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.