FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2016
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Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office Declines Criminal
Charges in UPD Officer’s Use of Deadly Force
Salt Lake City, UT -- After conducting an Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI)
review, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file
criminal charges against a Unified Police Department Officer for his Oct. 30,
2015 Use of Deadly Force. As outlined in more detail in the attached document,
the DA’s Office could not conclude that the use of deadly force was “justified”
pursuant to Utah state law. An analysis of the events and explanation of this
decision can be found in the attached letter.
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.
the following letter to Salt Lake County Sheriff Winder and Salt Lake City
Police Chief Brown for more information.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney