FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 20, 2015
Contact Sim Gill
Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office Finds No Evidence of Wrongdoing in Prison Inmate’s Death
Salt Lake City, UT -- After conducting a routine Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) review, the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has determined that the Sept. 13th, 2014 death of Utah State Prison inmate Christopher Lucas was not the result of unlawful means by law enforcement personnel.
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 County Sheriff Winder and Rollin Cook, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Corrections, for more information.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney