ISP trooper suspended without pay pending theft investigation

ISP trooper suspended without pay pending theft investigation

ISP trooper suspended without pay pending theft investigation

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:49 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho State Police trooper has been suspended without pay as authorities investigate accusations he engaged in criminal activity in two northern Idaho counties in 2013.
 
The agency in a statement on Thursday says 48-year-old Daniel Howard is suspended pending the outcome of criminal charges.
 
The agency placed the 19-year veteran on paid leave in December and without pay in April after Kootenai County authorities announced charges.
 
Howard faces charges of grand theft, petit theft, and possession of an untagged deer involving acts authorities say occurred in Kootenai County.
 
He's also charged with forgery, title fraud and grand theft for actions authorities say occurred in Bonner County.

In October 2013, Kootenai County notified ISP they had started a criminal investigation into allegations against Howard. ISP officials started an internal investigation in December 2013 and placed Howard on administrative leave with pay pending further investigation. In April, he was suspended without pay when Kootenai County charged Howard.

Howard faces termination if found guilty of the criminal charges.

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