E. Idaho Police Cleared After Man Stabbed Himself to Death
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A prosecutor says eastern Idaho law enforcement officers acted lawfully in detaining a 28-year-old man who fatally stabbed himself after his hands were cuffed in front of his body.
The Post Register reports that Bingham County Prosecutor Cleve Colson made public his conclusions on Friday concerning the Aug. 1 death of 28-year-old Kyle Eddington. Authorities say Eddington was in police custody when he ran into his apartment, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed himself in the throat four times. He later died at Bingham Memorial Hospital.
Blackfoot Police Cpl. John Hay took Eddington into custody at storage units after speaking with Eddington's parole officer and determining Eddington might be violating his probation. Hay told investigators he put the handcuffs in front because Eddington didn't have any charges on him.