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West Valley City officer-involved shooting ruled unjustified

West Valley City officer-involved shooting ruled unjustified

By Sheena McFarland
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jul 18, 2011 12:29PM MDT

The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled a May 24 shooting by a West Valley City police officer — who fired at and missed a fleeing driver — was unjustified.
On May 24, West Valley City Police Officer Jared Cardon fired at and missed Jose Alberto Contreras, who, according to the charges against him, was accelerating toward the officer while fleeing a hit-and-run crash.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, though, said witness statements agreed that Contreras was attempti...

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