It’s not unusual for some employers in Wyoming to have a hard time finding enough workers. That can be a headache for business owners, but lately it’s the cause of some public safety concern as well. The Wyoming Highway Patrol is down almost twenty percent of its officers, and it is struggling to attract new ones.
A legally blind man from Shoshoni says two local police officers used excessive force on him when they came to his home to investigate complaints about his cats.
L.J. Faith has filed a Federal lawsuit against Police Chief Andy Rodriguez and Officer G. Cruche. The officers Tasered and arrested Faith after he used strong language telling them to leave his property.
Faith’s lawyer, Charles Pelkey, says the officers arrested Faith without probable cause.