Ada Sheriff’s deputies arrested an off duty Boise copper early Friday and charged him with misdemeanor domestic violence.
Court records indicate bond has been set at $5,000 for Gary Miller. He was also charged with simple battery for allegedly grabbing the arm of a crime scene investigator who was making a video recording of the victim.
About six years ago Miller, then a “ten year veteran,” was popped him for DUI by Idaho State Police. He was not booked or photographed at the jail after the DUI, but this time was different.
The GUARDIAN offered several critical questions after the DUI arrest, but he managed to keep his job.
While Miller is due his day in court, it would be logical to conclude his days as a copper are numbered. He is currently suspended from Boise PD.
Since the charges are only misdemeanor, he will be able to have a weapon even if convicted. It should seem laws regarding domestic violence are in conflict with the Idaho Constitution ARTICLE I, Sec 11… “Nor shall any law permit the confiscation of firearms, except those actually used in the commission of a felony.” Of course there is a difference between “confiscation” and “prohibition,” but if a domestic violence offender has a gun, it would seem difficult to get it away from him without “confiscation.” Another example of poorly worded Idaho law.
Also, based on other news events, including former Canyon Prosecutor John Bujak’s candidacy for Governor, he could switch to a career in politics.
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