Good news and bad news for an Ada County Sheriff’s department patrol sergeant.
Good news is he will not be charged with any criminal violations after allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a female while on duty. The bad news is his career is over and he has voluntarily resigned from the department.
The GUARDIAN has confirmed Sgt. Joe Wright resigned last week following the results of the investigation by Boise Police and the Gem County Prosecutor.
While no criminal charges are being filed, the $1.5 million civil case is proceeding. The IDAHO STATESMAN published an account of the tort claim–a forerunner to a civil suit–in the April 10 edition.
In that account, they reported Wright was accused of taking an intoxicated woman to her home from the jail in his patrol car after she posted bond and had a fight with her boyfriend at the jail.
The claim filed by a Boise woman alleged that Wright kissed the woman on the lips at her home and called her the next day while on duty.
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