Thursday, June 1, 2017

Possible charges for reserve deputy who shot and killed his wife, Comey could testify before Senate, and morning headlines

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After nearly a year and a half, the Spokane County Sheriff's Office is recommending manslaughter charges for the Lincoln County reserve deputy who shot and killed his wife. Dwayne Thurman told police in January 2016 that he was cleaning his wife's gun when it accidentally discharged, striking Brenda Thurman in the chest, killing her. (Spokesman-Review)

A man reportedly spewing racial slurs and "war whoops" when he ran over a 20-year-old father of two and his 19-year-old friend at a Grays Harbor County campground has been charged with manslaughter, vehicular assault and hit-and-run. (Seattle Times)

Spokane police have made no arrests after a shooting in
click to enlarge Former FBI Director James Comey could testify before the Senate next week.
Former FBI Director James Comey could testify before the Senate next week.
 downtown Spokane on Tuesday night, though one man was detained. (KHQ)

Former FBI Director James Comey could testify before the Senate next week about his conversations with President Trump. Comey has said that Trump encouraged him to drop the FBI's probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. (New York Times).  Also, the House intelligence committee is issuing subpoenas for Flynn and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election. (Associated Press)

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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.