- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2020

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - The office of Idaho’s Attorney General has joined an investigation into the Dec. 2018 death of an inmate at a county jail.

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said Wednesday that he has asked for assistance from an investigator with the state attorney general’s office in an accounting of the 2018 death, the Idaho State Journal reported.

Lance Quick, 40, died of dehydration and starvation while incarcerated at the Bannock County Jail. Quick was the son of former Bannock County coroner Kim Quick.

The investigator with the attorney general’s office will look into whether former Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen or other Bannock County Jail staff committed any crimes in their treatment of Quick before his death.

Nielsen is currently running as an independent candidate to become a Bannock County commissioner.

Nielsen said that attorneys for the Quick family and Bannock County agreed after a civil case regarding the death that all parties would not publicly comment about the investigation into Quick’s death and that no criminal charges stemming from the incident would be filed.

Kim Quick disputed Nielsen’s assertion and said no such agreements were made.

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