From KIDK, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Deputy comes to house, tells homeowner there's been a complaint about his dog biting someone, demands that he produce it so it can be shot, when asked for proof says he doesn't need it, and proceeds to shoot the dog three times with a rifle, in front of wife and 3 year old kid, and then leaves.
Fortunately, his professionalism was equal to his markmanship, and tho badly wounded, the dog lives.
For first year Torts class: how many torts were committed here?
For Trial Practice: what persuasive arguments can be used to keep punitive damages to under, say, $100,000?
Question for trial judge: how do you explain to the jury that this is a civil case, not a criminal one, so they have to take the part about lethal injection out of their verdict form?