What Information is Generally Not Available

What information is generally NOT available to the media?

  • Identity or address of witnesses and victims;
  • Identity of juveniles under the age of 18 (unless charged "as an adult");
  • The identities of suspects before their arrest (unless the release is deemed necessary  to warn the public of danger or to assist in apprehension of the suspect);
  • Medical conditions and/or other information protected by HIPAA;
  • Information which, if prematurely released, may interfere with an investigation or apprehension of a suspect (such as: the nature of leads, specifics of an "MO," details of the crime known only to the perpetrator or police, or information that may cause the suspect to flee or avoid arrest);
  • Information that would disclose investigative techniques or would endanger the life or safety of law enforcement personnel;
  • Evidence that may adversely affect a court proceeding;
  • Status of persons turned over to the custody of the Department of Health and Welfare or any other state, national or county agency;
  • Results of any investigative procedure (such as polygraph tests, ballistic tests, line-ups, 
  • The contents of a statement by the accused.

Public information is released in accordance with the Idaho Public Records Act.