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Poll: Taser Cop Didn’t Deserve Firing

  • Tuesday Poll: 90 of 163 respondents (55.2%) voted that former Post Falls police officer Ian Johnson shouldn't have been fired for pretending to use a Taser on a friend while on duty. 61 of 163 respondents (37.4%) support the firing. 12 were undecided.
  • Today's Question: Should Idahoans be allowed to carry concealed weapons without permits?

Poll: Thinking Less Of Denney

  • Monday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation thinks less of House Speaker Lawerence Denney for his role in (mis)handling ethics problems involving Rep. Phil Hart's tax and timber problems. 85 of 92 respondents (92.4%) said they think less of Denney now than before the various ethics complaints surfaced against Hart. Only 5 of 92 (5.4%) think more of Denney. 2 were undecided.
  • Education Poll: When asked “Who knows what's best for Idaho education,” 107 of 133 respondents (80.45%) said educators and 26 of 133 (19.55%) said Superintendent Tom Luna.
  • Today's Poll: Should Post Falls Officer Ian Johnson have been fired for pretending to Taser a friend while on duty?

Taser Incident Leads To Cop Firing

A Post Falls police officer has been fired for pulling a taser on one of his friends while he was on duty.Officer Ian Johnson was fired last month for what his chief termed “bad decision making.”Just before Christmas, Officer Johnson was wrapping up a call for service at River City Physical Therapy. Johnson is a patient there and familiar with the staff and when he saw one of his friends he took the cartridge off his taser and pretended like he was going to stun the employee. The memory chip in the taser shows it was energized for one second but the physical therapy employee was never tasered/Jeff Humphrey, KXLY. More here. (Photo courtesy KXLY)

Question: Should Officer Johnson have been fired, given his track record of outstanding service?

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