- Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue
As law enforcement officers around the country have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in shooting and use-of-force incidents, Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue turned his anger toward President Barack Obama.
This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Donahue, speaking before a Caldwell gathering July 29, said, "Law enforcement is under assault and under attack by many people in the United States and without question, our president and his administration."
Donahue later told the Press-Tribune that some of his remarks at an awards ceremony for law enforcement officers were "spur of the moment."
"The rhetoric we hear on television and in the print media is we can't be trusted. We need body cameras on everybody," said Donahue. "There's this overwhelming scrutiny that the cops must be wrong."
Donahue told the gathering that he was not a fan of the president and added that he spoke for many others when he said, "Most people in law enforcement are not a fan. We are tired of the rhetoric, and we are tired of assault that he brings upon our good men and women, our brothers and sisters in law enforcement."