On June 27, Citydesk received an anonymous email that read:
"Check out Dave Case (new Ada county commish) and his unethical killing of a police officer (Idaho supreme court found it to be a total FUBAR)..."
And on June 22, outgoing Ada County Commissioner Sharon Ullman posted the following on her Facebook page:
"New Ada County Commissioner David Case a Cop Killer? On December 14, 1992, David Case and four other ISP officers assassinated a Payette County Reserve Deputy inside the Payette County Courthouse. In 1997, the Idaho Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found the five officers personally liable for the act."
In a written statement, Case said that he didn't fire his weapon in the December 1982 incident, when he served as a State Police trooper. He added that the shooting had been justified in a follow-up inquest.
Ullman backpedaled on her own statement:
"I occasionally try to grab people's attention," wrote Ullman.