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N. Idaho Police say response not attempted intimidation

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Coeur d'Alene police say they are not overstaffing the downtown area with foot and bicycle officers and that multiple officers showing up at incidents is not an attempt at intimidation.

Sgt. Christie Wood says protocol doesn't determine how many officers respond to a call, but officers respond based on what they consider appropriate.

She says responders are more likely to err on the side of caution rather than be undermanned in the downtown area where a high number of civilians can be out.

Wood says the number of downtown calls increase during the summer, especially reported fights.

Bob Gianotti says too many officers are responding and noted that seven arrived several years ago when he was ticketed for having an open container in City Park.

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