- Canyon County
- Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue
The Idaho State Police have agreed to investigate alleged wrongdoing by Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue after both the Canyon County prosecuting attorney and Idaho attorney general declined to investigate, citing conflicts on interest.
Complaints against Donahue, filed anonymously with the AG, accuse the sheriff of abusing his position to operate the nonprofit K. Donahue Foundation Inc., which runs the Man Up Crusade raising awareness of domestic violence.
In a press release Oct. 27, ISP agreed to complete the investigation into the relationship between the sheriff's office and the nonprofit. The agency will then submit its report to the Twin Falls County prosecuting attorney's office, which will serve as special prosecutor in the case.
Canyon County officials learned about the attorney general's inquiry Aug. 17, when the AG submitted a records request for Donahue's activities dating as far back as Nov. 22, 2014.