Former Caldwell police officer found guilty of 3 felony charges

Joseph Hoadley federal trial
Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-25 16:38:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — Former Caldwell Police Lt. Joseph Hoadley was found guilty of three of the four felony charges against him.

Hoadley was accused of hitting a handcuffed arrestee then lying about it on official reports. He is also accused of harassing a witness from going to the FBI, and wiping his department cell phone and laptop of all data before handing them into investigators.

The Jury's verdict is as follows:

  • Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law- NOT GUILTY
  • Destruction, Alteration, or Falsification of Records in a Federal Investigation- GUILTY
  • Tampering With a Witness by Harassment- GUILTY
  • Tampering With Documents- GUILTY

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Hoadley will remain out on bond until his sentencing which is set for December 15.

He faces up to 60 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.