Setting the Record Straight

Saturday, the Post Register ran a story headlined “Idaho Falls man has five misdemeanors dismissed.” So far, so good. But the first paragraph ends that the judge ruled “the man was wrongfully stopped by an Idaho Falls police officer.”

This is not correct. The visiting judge denied a continuance requested by the prosecution which continuances are customarily accepted by our local judges. He also denied two other continuances. No where did the judge make a statement saying the police wrongfully stopped the man.

Communication isn’t always easy.  In the Post Register's defense, they weren't at the hearing and they had some inaccurate information coming their way from official sources.  I’m not blaming them or anyone else.  I’m just setting the record straight. 

Officer Lasher got it right and I applaud him for his alert action.