FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2016
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Salt Lake County DA's Office Finds Officer Involved Shooting Legally Justified
Salt Lake City, UT -- After conducting an Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI)
review, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has determined that the
Feb. 27, 2016 Use of Deadly Force by two Salt Lake City Police Department
officers was legally justified.
The Salt Lake
County District Attorney’s Office is required by Utah State law, and operates
pursuant to an agreement with participating law enforcement agencies and
consistent with established protocols and applicable law, to perform joint
investigations and independent reviews of officer involved critical incidents
including police officers’ use of deadly (including potentially deadly) force
used in the scope of police officers’ official duties.
See the attached
letter to Salt Lake City Police Chief Brown and Salt Lake County Sheriff Winder
for more information.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney