- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Lewiston Police Department and the city of Lewiston will not release the names of the two officers who were injured when a gun accidentally fired in the department’s basement at the end of a training session or any other details, citing privacy issues.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1HoMtp6 ) that the department and the city have denied public information requests filed by the newspaper.

The gunshot injured the hands of two officers after a training session for the force’s SWAT team on Oct. 21.

Police Chief Chris Ankeny says the accidental discharge was the result of a policy violation and that the incident is still under investigation. He says he cannot release information about the investigation before it is complete.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune, https://www.lmtribune.com

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