Posted on July 24, 2015
The prosecutor accepted my extortion money and dismissed my charges
I wrote my public defender Mr. Riley Fry, and the Prosecutor Mr. Ian Johnson on my case today. While I was researching my case and learning that my charges got dismissed, I found another fresh incidence of police misconduct in Pocatello today, from an incident that happened on July 10th 2015 where a detective came up to an alleged suspect who was already detained, and used brutal force by elbowing him in the face while he was already under control. That officer is facing charges, but I think that the officer in my case Officer Tyler Evans had perpetrated some of his own misconduct in my case.
This is what I wrote today;
To Prosecutor Ian Johnson, and Public Defender Mr. Riley Fry,
I see that my charges have been dismissed, and my extortion money has been cashed for a crime that I didn’t commit.What I think is amazing, is that I am accusing the police of misconduct right now, in not protecting the victim (me and my son) of an assault that happened at my house, by a man who admitted to instigating the fight.Yet this just comes out about Detective Steven Westfall: http://www.kpvi.com/content/
news/local/story/Bannock- County-Releases-Video-of- Alleged-Officer/ J2qwZB2uEE6hYjQOLri7sA.cspxThat thin blue line is getting crossed daily.I have a pretty large media outlet right now with; http://www.copblock.org/ 129208/pocatello-idaho-police- charge-a-man-who-had-been- assaulted-in-his-own-home/In 2013, we had reached over 1 million people with our own websites, reference; https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=JDm7cjLXolMAnd now that I have been thoroughly abused by Pocatello police, I will not stop my focus on that police department. In my opinion, they are out of control.I have several radio interviews lined up in the coming weeks to talk about my experience with Pocatello police.Also, you will be able to read about this in my newspaper that is coming out in Pocatello in the coming weeks to every doorstep; www.clovisstar.comI had a sponsor step up to fund our next newspaper.I do think the Mr. Riley Fry could have done more to get this case dismissed, and probably shouldn’t have missed my court date.Five days before Mr. Fry missed my court date, I had actually released a broadcast to 50 radio stations announcing that I believed that he would miss my court date;Ref: http://www.dailymotion.com/ video/x2trqe2_crowd-funding- project-for-ryan-thompson-on- air-broadcast_lifestyle (see the date, June 13th 2015, when I uploaded that video, and 5 days later on June 18th 2015, of course my court date was missed, despite that Mr. Fry and his secretary on two separate occasions assured me that I would have representation)Also what I find funny in my case, is that I recorded on March 20th 2015, that police often lose evidence. Which I had requested discovery evidence on March 6th, and I was still waiting for it on March 20th, it did not come to me until March 26th. But on March 20th, I talk about how police often lose evidence. They lost or willfully withheld the recorded police calls where Officer Tyler Evans threatened me that if I pressed charges on Joe Radeck for assaulting and injuring myself and my 3 year old son AT MY OWN HOME, that he would retaliate and press charges on me. Officer Evans recorded other conversations with people in this case, but willfully withheld that evidence in my discovery request. Which is a violation of my rights. See the video that I made about this here; https://youtu.be/ iDJiCxES3i4 (notice the date, 6 days before I received my discovery evidence)There is a major problem in the Pocatello police department and the prosecutors office. The retalitory actions of the police are very evident,I now have that recording available of officer Evans threatening to try to suppress me from filing charges against the man who assaulted me. We were able to fix my old phone, and I have that information now available, which I will be releasing on my radio interviews and my newspaper coming up.If only the prosecutors office would have saw fit to dismiss my charges, and not extort me out of $100. I wouldn’t be so pissed off.But I did nothing wrong, and the person who assaulted me and my 3 year old son, did not face the battery charges that he should have. Justice was not served.Very Sincerely,Ryan Thompson
I made a formal complaint again with Pocatello Police against Officer Tyler Evans today 07/24/2015
To: Mr. Riley Fry
Bannock County Public Defenders Office
PO BOX 4147
Pocatello, ID 83205
From: Ryan Thompson
************* (address censored)
I am sending the requested bond forfeiture money order that was requested to you of me by the Prosecutor’s office.
I am sending this money in duress in lieu of a trial, as I am 2600 miles away, and I have upcoming surgery for my orthopedic implants this summer. The fact the finances and distance is a concern for me being a disabled man without employment at the moment, I have to concede to give the bond forfeiture money up to the prosecutor based on my situation, and not at all because I am in the least bit guilty.
They are charging me with “inciting a fight”. I have the conversation now available of the police officer who called me, and threatened me with retailiation if I pursued charges against Joseph Radeck for assault and battery. He only was willing to charge me with “disorderly conduct” based on a facebook message IF I pursued said charges. I carried through with pressing charges of Assault and Battery and officer Evans followed through with his retalitory threat.
It is extremely clear based on the discovery evidence (what little that I was given) that Joe Radeck took accountability for instigating the fight, and for pursuing me to my house, and assaulting me. So I did nothing to incite a fight, it was brought to me.
Secondly, it is extremely clear that the Supreme Court has in fact already made a decision on a similar matter where a man was charged with threatening his ex-wife with murder and violence on facebook, but the Supreme Court ruled that this speech was protected by the 1st Amendment. My speech was only to offer the person who assaulted myself and my 3 year old son a different venue for a fight that he clearly told police was something that he wanted and that he pursued. I did this to protect my family, from having the same violence show up at my doorstep again. I offered sport boxing in a regulated boxing ring at the local boxing club. Boxing is not a crime it is a sport, and offering a different venue for a fight that the other party wanted is not a threat and is not a crime.
I feel that this bond forfeiture option is the only option that I have, because I can not miss my doctor’s appointments, as I am in a ton of pain right now, and I need surgery. Pushing it out any farther in order to be at court puts me in duress, because the pain is taking precendence over being in court on July 23rd 2015. Based on my two upcoming doctor’s appointments one in July and the other in August here in Maine, I can not possibly travel to Idaho due to limitation on finances and prior engagements.
I am including this Money Gram money order, payable to Bannock County, for the bond forfeiture that is requested by the prosecutor.
Here is a copy, and I am also including the money order with this postal mail to the address that you gave me via phone on June 22nd 2015.
Bannock County Public Defender
PO BOX 4147
Pocatello, Idaho 83205
Also please note to the prosecutor’s office that I would be willing to go to trial on this at the end of August. But I can not get there before then. And at the end of August, I may be medically unable to travel if my surgery is scheduled like it is presumed to be at this point.
But that is why I am under duress. I do not think that justice is being served. I also think that the other party should have been charged with assault and battery for assaulting and harming myself and my 3 year old son.
(My phone is not working correctly at the moment. My email address is ***email censored *** )
BTW- I had to find out for myself that my case had finally been dismissed, by going to; https://www.idcourts.us/repository
I haven’t heard a lick from my attorney or the prosecutor. But I did confirm that the charges were dismissed.
Please write the Pocatello Police or call them and let them know that this police misconduct is un-acceptable! They work for us, they swore an oath to PROTECT and SERVE!