The owner, Nicholas Criscuolo, had sued the county and Deputy Beau Lamens, claiming that the 2010 killing of his dog deprived him of his constitutional property rights.
The Spokesman-Review reports that a jury in U.S. District Court in Spokane last week ruled against Criscuolo, though they did award a judgment of more than $3,800.
That money was given to cover the costs of a burial and the “intrinsic value” of the dog.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office handled a criminal investigation of the matter, concluding no charges were warranted against Lamens. Criscuolo then filed a civil lawsuit.
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