MOSCOW, Idaho -- Family members of a Moscow man are accusing law enforcement of bullying after the man killed himself over the weekend.
Andrew Cain, 19, committed suicide on Sunday.
His death came one day after the Latah County Sheriff’s Office posted a Facebook comment about Cain. See the post below. The comment read:
“We have decided that Andrew Cain is no longer the Wanted Person of the Week… he is the Wanted Person of the Month of June. Congratulations!”
Loved ones told KREM 2 News in Spokane that Cain was bullied by law enforcement.
Latah County Sheriff Wayne Rausch responded Tuesday. He said the post was not appropriate. Rausch added that it has never been his policy to include editorializing in media releases pertaining to the location and apprehension of persons wanted. He said the situation has been resolved and that the post was removed from Facebook.
The sheriff also sent his condolences to Cain’s family.
“I was saddened to hear about the suicide of yet another young adult in our community,” added Rausch.
The sheriff said the Facebook post was published Saturday. Cain was wanted for a few crimes included a drug related charge for marijuana. Rausch said a warrant was issued for Cain based upon his behavior.
“We are commanded by the court to arrest those against whom the court has issued warrants,” added Rausch.
If someone you know needs help one place to start is the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. The number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).