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As attorneys quit, Bonneville prosecutor asks police to make fewer arrests

Idaho Falls police chief pushed back, saying it would lead to increase in crime

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A wave of resignations at the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office led Prosecutor Alayne Bean to ask law enforcement leaders to reduce the number of arrests its officers are making.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that the prosecutor was asking law enforcement to submit less serious felonies, those that don't involve an immediate community safety concern, as warrant requests for prosecutorial review.


Bonneville County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Alayne Bean addresses the judge during the June 30, 2021, sentencing of Philip Schwab for the murder…

An email exchange between Bonneville County Prosecutor Alayne Bean and Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson
An email to IFPD officers on the reduced staffing at the prosecutor's office.

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