Scott Evans/KTVB reports that the controversial shooting of a 2YO black labrador by a Coeur d'Alene police officer Wednesday is one of five such incidents in Idaho this year:
It was a similar situation earlier this year in Filer when an officer shot dog. In early July the dog's owner filed a lawsuit against city, the police department and the officer who pulled the trigger. There were also people calling for the officer to resign or be fired. A group even started a petition to recall the Mayor. Then on July 4th in Nampa, another dog shot and eventually put down. That was the second shooting there in four months. The first came on February 27. In all but one of the shootings the dog’s owner and witnesses cry foul, saying the shootings were not justified. But so far, of the dog shootings this year, all of the completed investigations found that the officer’s actions were justified.