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Former West Valley police officer to fight reckless endangerment charge

Former West Valley police officer to fight reckless endangerment charge

By Aaron Falk
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jun 4, 2012 07:55PM MDT

A former West Valley City police officer charged with reckless endangerment for shooting at a fleeing suspect said he believes he was justified in firing his weapon and plans to fight the misdemeanor charge.
Jared Cardon, 40, pleaded not guilty Monday in 3rd District Court to the single count. Cardon, the first Utah police officer charged in a police shooting since 2006, then made his way to another Salt Lake City courtroom. There, Cardon defended himself as the man he shot at stood for sentenc...

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