Captain Richard Fuentes was placed on paid administrative leave after an alleged incident that
took place while he was off duty.
Fuentes was arrested by Coeur d’Alene Police on a misdemeanor charge after an alleged
incident that occurred on August 18, 2023. Upon careful review of information regarding the
alleged incident and subsequent charge, Police Chief Kuzik recommended and Mayor Johnson
approved that Fuentes be placed on administrative leave.
“My expectation for each member of the Lewiston Police Department is to conduct themselves
in a manner that upholds the standards and expectations of the department on and off duty,”
Police Chief Kuzik said.