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$3 Million Dollar Claim Filed Against The City Of Post Falls & Officers

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POST FALLS, Idaho - A $3 million dollar claim has been filed against the city of Post Falls and officers involved in the March shooting death of Justin Earl Todd.
 
A Tort Claim was filed against the city and the Idaho State Police in the name of Todd's minor child and the child's mother Tara Payne alleging police used excessive force after Todd was shot 10 times and killed after he led police on a lengthy high speed chase then stuck an ISP officer with his car.

In an independent 5 month investigation by the Bonner County prosecutor it was determined that officers were justified in shooting Todd and the officers actions were "lawful." Shortly before Todd led police on the high speed chase March 12th, Todd was wanted by the Idaho Violent Crimes Task force for drug charges.
 
The Post Falls Police department has posted the official findings of the investigation on its website. You can also view in full police dash cam video of the police chase. Click on the link below.
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