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Breaking: ISP Confirms Active Investigation Involving Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee

By • January 13, 2022

Idaho Dispatch confirmed through a Public Records Request to the Idaho State Police that there is an active investigation involving Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee.

A source familiar with the situation told Idaho Dispatch that Lee was under investigation by the ISP. The source did not wish to be identified at this time.

After speaking with our source about the investigation, Idaho Dispatch reached out to the ISP Public Information Office to confirm whether Lee was indeed under investigation, and submitted a Public Records Request to the ISP requesting documentation regarding the investigation.

While the ISP’s PIO told Idaho Dispatch that they never comment on any investigation, even if one does exist, the records request we submitted was returned to us with the following explanation (emphasis from Idaho Dispatch):

An attorney for the Idaho State Police has reviewed your request. It has been determined that some or all records requested are exempt from disclosure under Title 74, Chapter 1, Idaho Code for the following reasons:

Idaho Code §74-105(1) and Idaho Code §74-124(1) Confidentiality – Exemptions from Disclosure. The investigation is active and there is a reasonable probability that disclosure of the requested records would interfere with enforcement proceedings and/or deprive a person of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication.

Idaho Code § 74-106(13)–Health records

Idaho Dispatch also confirmed through ISP headquarters that if records requested do not exist, their response to a Public Records Request is that no such documents exist.

Idaho Dispatch has reached out to the BPD PIO for comment on the investigation. We have not received a comment at this time.

Additionally, Idaho Dispatch requested comments from all Boise city council members and Mayor Lauren McLean but none of them have returned our request for comment.

Lee was hired in July of 2020 out of the Portland Police Department.

This is an ongoing story and Idaho Dispatch will keep citizens updated with additional information as it becomes available. If you have additional information pertinent to this story, please reach out to us at

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16 thoughts on “Breaking: ISP Confirms Active Investigation Involving Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee

  1. Not surprised considering. Definitely some “high class” tools working for ISP now. He needs to go back, and take his asshat minions back with him. GTFO of our state.

  2. sounds about right… but do you really think he’s gonna pay a price for anything he’s found guilty of? I got a gun pointed at my face by Boise PD for riding my bike at night without a light… think that cop suffered any consequence for the excessive force and rush to lethal threat without cause?… nope.

      1. Of course, the full story isn’t before us but with the little bit of information given in this post your reply is ridiculous.

        1. I personally know of several officers who have law suits pending against city because of this ass wipe. Not to mention all the good cops who retired early because of this asshole so I say bring it. He better go down

  3. Marxist McLean hired him outside the normal hiring process. Recently, Lee totally misled the Boise city council and public about the crime stats and impact the proposed IFS shelter would have on the surrounding area. Lee needs to go! He’s completely destroyed BPD morale.

  4. When I learned Lee was coming here from Portland PD, I suspected something was wrong with him. When he authorized a sniper team to overlook the peaceful protest at Central District Health in December 2020, I KNEW something was wrong with him.

  5. What did ya expect! What did he do about Portland riots nothing! Bring a commie in from a commie State by our worthless commie mayor. Kick all this trash out of the State we can NOT let them deztroy Idaho like they have very State they run

  6. Not sure what this police chief is really about but if he’s a leftist, he needs to crawl back into the sewer that he came from.

  7. If I am not mistaken he was in midst of an investigation prior to moving to Boise?
    Though this is all too common within police forces. Bad officers are like catholic priests. They get passed and shuffled about until they fudge up then it’s on to the next community.

  8. I hope/know Idaho Dispatch will stay on this! Because we won’t hear what’s really going on with the MSM lies! That COMMUNIST mayor strikes again. She and her commie administration needs to go! BOSIE don’t let her ruin your beautiful city

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