FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2015
Contact Sim Gill
Salt Lake City, UT -- The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office is immediately suspending
the prosecution of cases involving former Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Neil Green. The
District Attorney’s Office is suspending the prosecution of those cases to determine the propriety
of maintaining or pursuing the prosecution of those cases after becoming aware of concerns
related to Trooper Green’s credibility as a peace officer.
Based upon information provided by the Utah Highway Patrol regarding Trooper Green’s
credibility, the District Attorney’s Office has determined that it cannot prosecute cases where
Trooper Green is the sole and exclusive source of the material evidence in the case. In cases
where the evidence was provided by a source independent of Trooper Green, the District
Attorney’s Office will decide whether to pursue each case on a case by case basis.
This inquiry was initiated after Trooper Green failed to appear at a trial he was subpoenaed to
attend last month. In investigating his absence, the District Attorney’s Office became aware that
Trooper Green resigned from the Utah Highway Patrol on April 3, 2014. Upon further
investigation, the District Attorney’s Office learned that Trooper Green resigned after the Utah
Highway Patrol was informed of concerns related to his credibility in his work as a peace officer.
If anyone has any further information about their interaction with Trooper Green, they are
directed to contact Lt. Craig Hicken at the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney