Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee resigns

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At the mayor’s request, Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee has resigned from the Boise Police Department.

The city announcement came Friday amid complaints from officers and after an investigation into an allegation that Lee injured a subordinate last year.

The Idaho Statesman reports that a Boise police sergeant alleged Lee seriously injured him by demonstrating a hold on him during a briefing in October 2021.

A county prosecutor’s office recommended no criminal charges against Lee, despite probable cause to support a criminal charge of felony battery.

According to the city of Boise, Lee’s resignation will take effect Oct. 14, but he will be placed on leave until then.


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