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Tue., May 31, 2011, 3:28 p.m.

ISP Responds To Ellington Decision

On Friday, news broke that the Idaho Supreme Court had thrown out a second-degree murder conviction of a North Idaho man, citing prosecutorial misconduct and the likelihood that an Idaho State Police officer committed perjury during the 2006 trial. Moments ago, the ISP issued this statement about the Jonathan W. Ellington case: "The Idaho State Police is fully aware of the significant issues involved with this case.  As is standard procedure, the ISP has started an Administrative Investigation into the issues identified by the Idaho Supreme Court.  The ISP regards this as a serious matter and fully intends to complete a thorough investigation.  The involved employee has been placed on administrative leave with pay, and since this investigation involves a current employee in a personnel matter, the ISP will not be able comment further." You can read about the Supreme Court decision re: the New Year's Day 2006 road rage tragedy that ended in the death of a local woman here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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