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Utah officer will not be charge in unjustified shooting

August 7, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say an Enoch police officer will not face any charges despite ruling that that he was not justified in shooting a woman in the leg during a suspected robbery.

According to a letter by Iron County Attorney Scott Garrett released Monday, Enoch City Police Cpl. Jeremy Dunn did not have reason to believe that he needed to use deadly force on the woman at the time of the June shooting.

The Deseret News reports Garrett wrote that although the suspect was armed with a screwdriver and did not obey the officer’s commands, she never advanced or made threats at the officers or bystanders in Parowan.

However, Garrett says the state “would not be able to prove the requisite criminal intent for a criminal charge.”

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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