Friday, June 19, 2015

Idaho State Police Release Public Document: June 4, 2015 Internal Memorandum Regarding Idaho Statesman Article

Teresa Baker
Public Information Officer
700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 884-7122
Fax (208) 884-7087

For Immediate Release: 6/19/15 at 11:00 a.m.

MERIDIAN - Idaho State Police Director Colonel Ralph Powell is releasing an internal memorandum clarifying facts and allegations against the Idaho State Police contained in recent media reports concerning an investigation of a crash involving a Payette County Sheriff's deputy.

"All members of the Idaho State Police and I take allegations of misconduct very seriously," says Powell. "While our command staff cannot comment or answer questions on specific allegations contained in pending litigation, we have a duty to assure the public that their trust is not misplaced in our employees and our agency."

The memorandum is a public document under Idaho's Public Records Act; however, there is one portion of the document that has been redacted as the information contained in that paragraph includes personnel information that is exempt from disclosure under the law.

The memorandum is attached to this news release and may also be viewed on the Idaho State Police website at  Please click here for the memorandum.