Coeur d’Alene officer who shot "pit bull" reassigned to desk duty

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 16 at 7:13 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho--The officer who fatally shot what was originally described as a pit bull (but turned out to be a black labrador) inside a van in Coeur d’Alene has been reassigned to desk duty in July.

The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has been investigating the deadly July 9 shooting.

An officer was responding to a report a suspicious van when he shot and killed a dog. He claimed the dog lunged for his face through a partially open window. Coeur d’Alene PD initially described the dog as a vicious pit bull.

WATCH: Lunging "pit bull" fatally shot by Coeur d'Alene officer was a black lab


However, the dog was a two-year-old black lab mix. The dog’s owner, Craig Jones, was hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit.

Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Ron Clark calling the shooting a “regrettable tragedy.”

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