Lewiston officer avoids decertification despite board recommendation | News
MERIDIAN, ID - A Lewiston Police Officer today kept his certification after the Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Council disagreed with a hearing officer's recommendation. The POST Council, meeting in Meridian, voted against decertifying Rick Fuentes. He has been with the department for about eight years.
A hearing officer made the recommendation that Fuentes be decertified following a hearing that took place in May in Lewiston regarding allegations of off-duty misconduct during a Halloween party that involved other LPD employees and civilians on October 30, 2010 at the Lewiston Airport.
Mia Carlson, news director for KZBG in Clarkston, wrote this report.