Owyhee prosecutor will look into Middleton police conduct

The Canyon County prosecutor’s office passed the case to neighboring Owyhee County because of a conflict of interest, Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker said Friday.

Idaho State Police completed its investigation of two Middleton police officers accused of misconduct and the Owyhee prosecutor will now determine whether any charges should be filed.

Middleton Sgt. Steve Walker and Officer Robert Kightlinger have been on paid administrative leave for several weeks.

None of the agencies involved have provided details of the alleged misconduct, citing the pending investigation.