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Ex-West Valley police officer charged with reckless endangerment

Ex-West Valley police officer charged with reckless endangerment

By Erin Alberty
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 22, 2012 02:01PM MDT

A former West Valley City police officer has been charged in a shooting that was deemed unjustified — the first charges filed against a Utah officer in a police shooting since 2006.
Jared Cardon, 39, was charged Wednesday in 3rd District Court with class A misdemeanor reckless endangerment for firing at driver Jose Contreras on May 24 as Contreras fled from a crash near 5275 W. 3500 South.
West Valley Police Sgt. Mike Powell said Wednesday that Cardon, who had been employed by the department fo...

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