Grant County sheriff's deputy cleared of shooting dog
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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