An Amber Alert was issued Monday across Washington and Idaho for missing 16-year-old Kiera Inman of Spokane, who is described as developmentally delayed and who requires medication for a medical issue.
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones recently hired the city’s first LBGT liaison officer. Officer Dan Lister is also the first officer with that title in Idaho. Bones said he created the position in response to a long-term lack of trust of police within the LGBT community.
Anti-police sentiment and neighboring states’ legalized marijuana are contributing to a dramatic reduction in enrollment numbers in Idaho law enforcement programs. The decrease can leave departments scrambling to fill vacancies, especially in small communities that can’t pay the wages of a larger city. And manpower shortages keep police on the job more hours a day, increasing stress in an already stressful environment.
Kyle King, 21, of Mountain Home was charged with five felonies (possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding police, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a controlled substance) on top of a warrant and other misdemeanor charges.