The Ada County Commission yesterday voted quickly and unanimously to reverse its earlier decision to withdraw from the Capital Crimes Defense Fund and refuse to sign a joint powers agreement for criminal defense, after learning that the move, rather than saving the county’s taxpayers money, would cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The commissioners of the state’s largest county had decided to drop out of both of those along with its membership in the Idaho Association of Counties, and informed outgoing IAC chief Dan Chadwick in a Tuesday letter. Then, the county got a disturbing call from the State Appellate Public Defender’s office. “They said we have 167 appeals we need to bring by,” Tony Geddes, Ada County public defender, told the...
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Rift between Ada and IAC causes 'kerfuffle,' almost costs Ada taxpayers big $$