Investigations underway after Tuesday night protest

July 2, 2020

The Boise Police department is reviewing multiple sources of video footage from the protests at and near City Hall Tuesday night, including videos posted on social media. At this time, there are multiple investigations underway with several charges possible, most of which are misdemeanors.  BPD is also aware of videos on social media where the people involved have not reported the incidents to police. For the best chance of a successful prosecution, we encourage anyone who believes they were a victim of a crime during Tuesday night’s protest to contact police and file a report. Detectives are currently looking into reports involving people on both sides of the protests and charges are possible for criminal acts committed by individuals across the spectrum from all sides of the protest.  BPD Investigators are working to identify a number of individuals who may have knowledge of specific incidents occurring during Tuesday night’s event.

As part of the ongoing investigations, detectives are asking for assistance in identifying subjects from two specific incidents at this time.  Officers on scene began investigations and interviews Tuesday and detectives conducted additional follow up and interviews on Wednesday.  If you have any information about the following subjects, please contact police using the instructions below.

Subject 1
Subject 1
Subject 2
Subject 2
Subject 3
Subject 3

Call Crime Stoppers or Dispatch: Anyone with any information about these subjects is asked to call Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790 or contact Crime Stoppers: at 208-343-COPS (2677),, or leave a tip using the “P3 Tips” app for your mobile device.

Possible charges:

Idaho State Code 18-903.  BATTERY DEFINED. A battery is any:

(a)  Willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another; or

(b)  Actual, intentional and unlawful touching or striking of another person against the will of the other; or

(c)  Unlawfully and intentionally causing bodily harm to an individual.

BPD note: this code is mostly used when the attack on the victim was not mutual in any way.

Boise City Code 5-2-7. Fighting

It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly fight with another person in a public place. (1952 Code § 6-01-10)

Idaho State Code 18-6409.  DISTURBING THE PEACE.

(1) Every person who maliciously and willfully disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood, family or person, by loud or unusual noise, or by tumultuous or offensive conduct, or by threatening, traducing, quarreling, challenging to fight or fighting, or fires any gun or pistol, or uses any vulgar, profane or indecent language within the presence or hearing of children, in a loud and boisterous manner, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

BPD note: the above City code and State Code are mostly used when there is some element of mutual physical fighting.

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