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What Say Officials On Dog Killing?

Sam Crawford (RE: OTV: Are local cops too gung-ho?): Where are our mayor and city council on this issue? Why are they silent? Why haven't any of these officials publicly asked if there might be a problem with the leadership of the police department? Why aren't our elected officials saying that maybe the police department, its policies, its training and it's leadership needs to be reevaluated? It seems like police shootings in Coeur d'Alene have been increasing the past few years. Is it because of training or the types of offices being hired? Where is the community policing where cops walk a beat and get to know the citizens? Most of the officers are great cops but we need leadership to get the department under control.

Question: I suspect Mayor Widmyer and council members are hamstrung in saying too much about this incident because it is under investigation and a lawsuit is possible. Thoughts?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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