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Wed., Jan. 31, 2007, 10:11 a.m.

Question: When Should PD Cut Cop Loose?

Issue: Officer's $500,000 claim reveals disciplinary actions/Taryn Brodwater, Spokesman-Review

More Info: An internal investigation into the conduct of a former Post Falls police officer reveals that his actions were called into question multiple times, leading to his May 2006 firing. Post Falls Police Lt. Scot Haug recommended Andersen's termination after Post Falls resident Barbara Baker complained that Andersen threatened her with a taser during a traffic stop, according to a memo from Haug to Chief Cliff Hayes.

DFO: Does PFPD Blue have a three-strikes-and-you're-out for the police force, too?

Question: When should a police department know it has a rogue cop on its hands?

Related: Erik Anderson's tort claim and Bradley Platt's tort claim, lawsuit and arrest report can be found here.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.