Public Information Release-Coeur d'Alene PRIDE in the Park 2022

Posted: 7/1/2022 11:08:47 AM

June 30, 2022

RE:  Coeur d’Alene PRIDE in the Park 2022        

Report of Indecent Exposure – Prosecution Declined

The City of Coeur d Alene Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has received and reviewed the incident reports of an alleged Indecent Exposure incident at the PRIDE in the Park event on June 11, 2022.  During the drag queen performance, it is alleged that a specific dancer exposed their genitals to the audience.  This office reviewed both the unedited video recording of the incident, and an edited video recording that has been widely circulated on various social media platforms. Additionally, a longer version of the contest was provided to our office for review.

The unedited video recordings do not depict any exposure of genitalia. The allegations of indecent exposure, or other crimes cannot be supported by the evidence.  Therefore, prosecution is declined.

Wes Somerton

Chief Criminal Deputy City Attorney