BOISE -- A new lawsuit has been filed against Idaho State Police, the Payette County Sheriff, and one of his former deputies for a crash two years ago that left a man dead.
In October 2011, Barry Johnson died when Deputy Scott Sloan crashed into his Jeep while responding to a possible home invasion call. Sloan was driving in excess of 100 miles per hour.
He was initially charged with vehicular manslaughter, but the charge was dropped.
Now Johnson's daughter is suing Sloan, his former boss, and state police saying there was negligence, misconduct, and possibly even a cover-up.
According to the federal court papers, Johnson's daughter Jackie Raymond believes Sloan was going too fast for safety, that Payette County failed to train him properly on responding to calls, and that ISP and others may have covered up misconduct or influenced the investigation to shield Sloan and the sheriff.
So far, no response from the police or Sloan has been filed in court.