Boise Police: Man charged after protest on June 30

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 17:23:22-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Police Department announced Monday that a man has been arrested after the protest at City Hall last month. Following a BPD investigation, Boise City Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Robbie Ciolli, of Boise, this morning.

According to a news release from BPD, Ciolli turned himself into the Ada County Jail just before noon. The Ada County Jail roster says Ciolli is charged with misdemeanor battery.

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Boise Police officers investigated several videos and other pieces of evidence after the June 30 protest. Idaho law now requires police officers to seek arrest warrants before making physical custody arrests for certain misdemeanor crimes not done in their presence, unless a person is willing to make a "citizens' arrest."

The news release stated, "several cases have been submitted to the Boise City Prosecutor's office for review and consideration for warrants." If and when warrants are issued in those cases, officers will follow up and work to take those with warrants into custody.

Boise Police is reminding anyone who plans on going to future protests that officers will work to stop violence of any kind, as well as property damage, and may make immediate arrests for crimes done in their presence.