MORNING BRIEFING: In which one police crisis is halted and another revealed

Around Town

Thoma settlement suspended — The brouhaha over an alcoholic officer getting his job with backpay back was quelled after the mayor and Human Rights Commission intervened. (SR)

Maybe a card instead? — Meanwhile, a Spokane police officer may be investigated for using the department's resources to find out where a woman he met at a bar lived. (SR)

You best be buying a belt — If you intend to "annoy" or "offend" people by exposing your crotch in Coeur d'Alene, think again. (KXLY)

Out and About

Father defends son who was involved in Bremerton shooting (Seattle Times)

Kenya pursues elusive enemy in Somalia (GlobalPost)

 (Washington Post)