Jenna Holm is facing prison time for the death of Bonneville County Sheriff's Deputy Wyatt Maser in May of 2020, despite the fact that Maser was killed not by Holm, but by one his fellow police officers.
Maser and his colleague, Deputy Benjamin Bottcher, were called to help Holm, who had crashed her car on a rural road on May 18 of last year. When the deputies arrived, Holm was in the street wielding a machete, screaming. Bottcher, who had interacted with Holm days prior at the Idaho Falls Behavioral Crisis Center, worked to calm her down during what was possibly a mental health crisis. After Bottcher repeatedly tased Holm, eventually subduing her, Maser was walking into the road toward Holm when a third police officer, Sergeant Randy Flagel, arrived on the scene and struck Maser with his vehicle, killing him.
Idaho State Police are now seeking to prosecute Holm for Maser's death.
Why aren't they prosecuting criminals for police that haven't filed their tax returns, oh!, that's right, the criminals have nothing to do with it.
This is why mental health professionals should have been involved, which is what conservatives call "defunding the police." It would protect the mentally ill from police brutality and keep the police clear so they don't hurt each other by doing things like shooting or running over each other.