Idaho prosecutors disclosing info about ‘internal affairs investigation’ related to officer on Kohberger case
Idaho prosecutors have disclosed information about an “internal affairs investigation” related to an officer involved in the Kohberger case.
The investigation is being conducted by the Idaho Attorney General's Office and focuses on a now-retired Idaho Falls police officer. The officer, who has not been named, was involved in the 2017 arrest of Alfred Kohberger, an African-American man who was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Kohberger was later acquitted of the charges and awarded a $1.25 million settlement from the city of Idaho Falls.
According to the Idaho Falls Post Register, prosecutors have released documents related to the investigation to the officer. The documents include transcripts of interviews with Idaho Falls police officers and other personnel, along with emails and other records related to the investigation.
The documents also reveal that the investigation was triggered by a complaint filed by a former police officer who alleged that the unnamed officer had used excessive force during the Kohberger arrest.
The investigation is ongoing, and prosecutors have not yet reached any conclusions or filed any charges.
The release of documents to the officer is part of a process known as “discovery,” which allows both sides in a case to review evidence in advance of a trial.
The case has drawn national attention, as it has become a symbol of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States. The police officer in the case has denied any wrongdoing.
The case has also sparked a debate about the transparency of police departments and the power of internal affairs investigations. The documents released to the officer in this case are being closely watched by civil rights activists and legal experts.
It remains to be seen how the investigation will proceed and what the outcome will be. In the meantime, the documents released to the officer provide a glimpse into the internal workings of the Idaho Falls Police Department and the procedures used to investigate potential misconduct.