Adams County

Michael Mclaughlin / Justice For Jack Facebook

The family of an Idaho rancher who was fatally shot by two deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Michael Mclaughlin / Justice For Jack Facebook

The attorney general declined to prosecute 2 deputies for shooting and killing a rancher last fall. The case is a rallying point for those who say excessive police force is a problem outside cities.

Erin Fenner / Idaho Statesman

State and federal officials in Boise announced Friday that two Adams County Sheriff's deputies involved in the shooting death of a rancher last year near Council will not face charges.

Both Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olsen say they will not charge deputies Cody Roland and Brian Wood in Jack Yantis' November 1 death along Highway 95. Wasden's office has spent four months reviewing information provided after an Idaho State Police investigation.