Pocatello Policeman Charged With Assault

POCATELLO – A Pocatello police officer charged with unnecessary assault by a police officer after a highly-publicized video was released. He has pleaded not guilty.

Steven Westfall’s attorney, James Ruchti, entered the plea for Westfall who used an elbow on the head of James Rutherford after the suspect refused to be searched at the IRS office in Pocatello and was told to leave.

A preliminary conference is scheduled for August 13th.