Former Caldwell Police Lieutenant Joseph Hoadley was convicted Saturday on three federal charges in connection to conduct from 2017.
Idaho Dispatch was the first to break the story in February 2022 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was probing several members of the Caldwell Police Department. A source with direct knowledge of the investigation had informed Idaho Dispatch of the investigation into the conduct of two CPD officers.
In March, numerous sources informed Idaho Dispatch that it was Hoadley and Sgt. Ryan Bendewald that were the subjects of the FBI inquiry.
Hoadley was ultimately indicted and tried on four federal counts:
- Willful deprivation of rights under color of law
- Falsifying a record or document in a federal investigation
- Witness tampering by harassment
- Destroying a record to impair its use in an official proceeding
A federal jury found Hoadley not guilty on the first count, and guilty on the remaining three. Each count carries a possible sentence up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for December 15.
A press conference will be held at 12:00 noon Mountain Standard Time on Monday, September 26 in Boise at the US Attorney’s Office.
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