• Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Sand Creek

    Allison Wildman

  • Lost in the 50s

    Aaron Qualls

  • Downtown Sandpoint

    Allison Wildman

  • Schweitzer 2014

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

  • Powerhouse Rainbow

    Aaron Qualls

  • Schweitzer Outback Boal

    Schweitzer Mountain Resort

News

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Independent Review of Officer Involved Shooting

Post Date:06/06/2018 8:19 AM

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 5, 2018

SANDPOINT TO RELEASE RESULTS OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

Sandpoint – The City of Sandpoint will be holding a press conference this Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sandpoint City Council Chambers, 1123 Lake Street in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Sandpoint Police Chief Corey Coon and Captain Dave Hagar of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department will release the results of the review completed by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department of the March 5, 2018 Sandpoint officer involved shooting.  Body camera footage from the incident will also be released.  Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney, Barry McHugh, completed a review of the report and has concluded that the Sandpoint Police Officers used appropriate force.

During this incident, Sandpoint Police Officers Eric Clark and Michael Hutter were shot and the suspect, Brandon Kuhlman, a Sandpoint resident, was shot and later pronounced deceased at the scene.  Officer Clark sustained a gunshot injury to his neck and left hand.  Officer Hutter sustained a gunshot injury to his chest and leg.

In a May 29, 2018 letter sent to the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh concluded, “Officers Hutter and Clark faced a very dangerous situation, with a man who had fired on them without provocation.  They responded appropriately to protect themselves and Mr. Crawford (the caller), and end the potentially deadly confrontation.”

For more information, please contact Jennifer Stapleton, City Administrator, at (208) 265-1483 or jstapleton@sandpointidaho.gov.

###
Return to full list >>