A former Idaho police lieutenant has been sentenced to three months in prisonPublished at
CALDWELL (Idaho Statesman) — Ex-Caldwell Police Lt. Joey Hoadley was sentenced to three months in prison Monday.
Hoadley, who was fired from the department in May, was convicted by a 12-person jury after a six-day trial of three counts: destruction, alteration or falsification of records in a federal investigation; tampering with a witness by harassment; and tampering with documents.
He was acquitted on the first charge of willfully depriving another person of rights under the color of law. Hoadley was initially accused of striking a man in the face during a 2017 arrest, which prompted the initial charge against Hoadley.
“There is no sentence that I can pronounce today that is perfect,” Judge Scott W. Skavdahl said in federal court Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Horwitz asked Hoadley be sentenced to 41 months, or nearly three-and-a-half years in prison, while Hoadley’s attorney asked for probation.
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