Video released of deadly Idaho crash, deputy's charges dismissed


by Jamie Grey

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 12:26 AM

BOISE -- Prosecutors have dropped vehicular manslaughter charges against a former Payette County deputy who was involved in a deadly crash while responding to an emergency call in 2011.

Both the deputy and the victim's families say they're not done with this case.

KTVB obtained the actual dash cam video of the crash from Sloan's attorney and the victim's family who both now have issues with how the crash reports.

Idaho State Police, and then Oregon and Washington have reviewed the crash that killed Barry Johnson in October 2011.

Those experts disagree about different factors, like the victim's blood alcohol level and deputy's speed. Original reports said 115 miles per hour but others believe it was around 85.

Because of discrepancies, the special prosecutor dropped the case against former deputy Scott Sloan.

The dash cam video shows Sloan going down Highway 30. Both Sloan's attorney's and Johnson's daughter, want you to see this to gauge for yourself.

They both have different perspectives of what happens here -- when the crash happens -- Was Sloan taking proper care while responding to a home invasion call?

"See, he's never behind my dad, said Jackie Raymond, the victim's daughter while watching the video. "See, he was already turning. That's why I'm upset. Because he could have slowed down," said Jackie Raymond, the victim's daughter.

"He's driving, and as he's making a passing move on a driver, the driver, who happens to also be under the influence, turns left illegally right in front of him. So there was nothing he could do,"said Joseph Filicetti, Sloan's attorney.

Johnson's daughter has taken her information and evidence to an attorney to see about filing civil lawsuits.

Meantime, Sloan's attorney has already sent a request to ISP asking for an internal investigation.

So far, he says he's heard nothing, and says they may file against Johnson's estate for personal injury and ISP for evidence issues.