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$2M Suit Filed In Sandpoint Shooting

The husband of a woman fatally shot by Sandpoint police has filed a $2 million claim against the city and a hospital. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported today that Shane Bruce Riley filed the claim Friday in 1st District Court. Jeanetta Marie Riley, 35, died July 8 after authorities say she approached three officers with a knife and refused police commands. Two officers opened fire. Authorities deemed the shooting justified. The claim contends that police overreacted, used excessive force and violated Jeanetta Riley’s civil rights/Associated Press. More here.

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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