Thursday, July 21, 2016

Spokane chief candidates questioned, ambulance chasers and other headlines

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 9:27 AM


— How lawyers and chiropractors use public records to badger you after an accident. This week's cover story is about the modern day ambulance chasers. 
NEWS — Tiny houses for the homeless in Spokane Valley? 
MUSIC — Jody Piper's hair was on fire, literally. 
ART — Time to submit nominations for the 2016 Spokane Arts Awards.


• The remaining two candidates for Spokane's police chief were put through the ringer yesterday. A full day of interviews with various community panels, capped with a public interview at the West Central Community Center. The third candidate, Seattle Police Department Captain James Dermody, withdrew from consideration inexplicably. (Spokesman-Review)

• Say what you want about Ted Cruz, but it took guts for him to not endorse Donald Trump during his convention speech.

• A federal appeals court struck down a Texas voter ID law, saying it's one of the strictest in the country. The law that requires voters to present one of several forms of government issued ID, violated the Voting Rights Act, the court ruled.

• The Spokane County Courthouse was evacuated for a second time in two weeks after courthouse employees had "reactions" to an unidentified substance in three letters. A fourth letter was sent to the prosecutor's office. (KXLY)

• Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich fired a deputy accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman he failed to arrest. The woman reportedly had a felony arrest warrant. The deputy's name is Riley Quine. (KXLY)

• Police in Miami shot a caretaker of an autistic man playing with a toy truck in the street. The man who was shot is black and was reportedly unarmed.

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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.