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Shooting charge against former police officer dismissed

Shooting charge against former police officer dismissed

By lindsay whitehurst
and Anne Wilson
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Aug 25, 2012 07:29AM MDT

The first Utah officer charged in a police shooting since 2006 saw the misdemeanor count against him dismissed when the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office dropped its case in a preliminary hearing Friday.
“There were days I didn’t think I was going to make it,” former West Valley City police officer Jared Cardon told a gathering of police after the brief hearing at the Matheson Courthouse Friday. “You saved me from…being overwhelmed by this.”
Cardon, 40, resigned from the department where he...

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